Elsworth E. Van Meter

Elsworth E. (Van) Van Meter, 75, an attorney for 23 years before retiring in 1975 as a partner in the Arlington firm of Shaffer, Van Meter and Gallucio, died Oct. 11 at Arlington Hospital after a heart attack. He lived in Arlington.

Mr. Van Meter moved to the Washington area in 1932. He taught social studies at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington and worked for the Treasury Department before serving with the Army in Europe during World War II. After that, he worked for the Veterans Administration before earning his law degree at George Washington University in 1952.

He had been chairman of the 1960 Christmas Seal Committee in Arlington and was a past president of the Arlington (Host) Lions Club. He had served as director of the Boulevard Manor Civic Association and was a member of Clarendon Methodist Church in Arlington, the Masons and the Arlington and Virginia bar associations.

Mr. Van Meter was a native of Carlisle, Ind., and a graduate of Indiana State University.

Survivors include his wife Mae B., of Arlington, and two brothers, Eugene, and Kenneth, both of Indiana.

From: The Washington Post - Washington, DC.   October 13, 1985.

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