Elena C. Van Meter 

Elena Constantinople Van Meter, 63, a program analyst in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's policy development and research office, died of cancer Feb. 25 at her home in Washington.

Before joining HUD 22 years ago, she spent about a decade as a researcher and policy analyst at the League of Women Voters education fund. Before that, she did similar work for the Middle East Institute, the American Association of Museums, the Metropolitan Washington Housing and Planning Association and the Ash Council to streamline government.

Mrs. Van Meter was born in Washington and graduated from the Madeira School and Bryn Mawr College. In 1961, she received a master's degree in military history from George Washington University.

She was a 1992 recipient of HUD's Distinguished Service Award. Her hobbies included gardening.

Her husband, Naval Reserve Cmdr. Robert Harrison Van Meter, died in 1966.

Survivors include four siblings, Dr. Anne P. Constantinople of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., James Constantinople of New York and George R. and Dr. Nicholas L. Constantinople, both of Washington.

From: The Washington Post, DC - February 29, 2000


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