Leslie A. Whittington, age 45 of University Park, MD, was on her way to Australia with her family -- her husband of 17 years, Charles S. Falkenberg, and their daughters, 8-year-old Zoe and 3-year-old Dana on AA Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
She an associate professor of public policy at Georgetown University and was to be a visiting fellow for two months at Australian National University in Canberra.
According to Georgetown's Web site, she was "an economist who has research interests in public finance, labor markets and family policy." She wrote extensively on the personal income "marriage tax" and the problems it created for families and was co-writing a book about women, work and family.
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