Richard A. Hogarty, who taught public affairs at the University of Massachusetts at Boston from 1968 until retiring in 1998, died June 5, 2006. He was 72.

Hogarty was raised in Princeton, and his father was employed at the University. He earned a doctorate in politics from Princeton, and authored many articles, position papers, and research reports on issues of public policy, plus two books in his field of state and local government. For many years he directed the graduate program in public affairs at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and also served as director of its John W. McCormack Institute of Public Affairs.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ann, six children, and five grandchildren.

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Graduate Class of 1965