Daniel J. Popeo, one of the original conservative public interest law activists and founder of the Washington Legal Foundation, passed away Feb. 21.
A notice of Popeo's passing on the WLF web site says simply that "the Board of Directors, Officers, and Employees of Washington Legal Foundation mourn the loss of Founder and Chairman:
DANIEL JOHN POPEO
"Dan will be remembered as a visionary leader,
a tireless advocate, a compassionate colleague,
and a wise and generous mentor.
"Washington Legal Foundation will continue
its 34-year mission of defending free enterprise
as the leading public interest law and policy center."
Dan was an Examiner oped contributor for many years and his pioneering work with WLF during the 1970s and 1980s was among the most important facets in the growth of the conservative movement.