|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1955|
|Death: ||Sep. 11, 2001|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Leslie was the second of four children born to H. G. Whittington and Ruth (Simpson) Whittington. As a child, she lived in Topeka and Lawrence, Kansas. The family moved to Denver, Colorado, where she graduated from East High School in 1973. After graduation, she met Charles Falkenberg, who graduated in 1974. They married in Denver in a beautiful garden ceremony on August 11, 1984.
She received a bachelor's degree in business from Regis College's School for Professional Studies in 1984 and received her master's degree in economics from the University of Colorado in 1987 and was awarded a doctoral degree in 1989.
In 1989, Charles and Leslie moved to Maryland where she became an assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, later moving to the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Maryland.
She became an associate professor of public policy at Georgetown University in 1997 where she was an economist who studied the effect of taxation on family behavior. She also had an active interest in tax policies and the status of women in industrialized and developing countries.
She was a co-author of several papers with James Alm on the effects of taxation on marital decisions, including a 1998 study that found the federal government would gain substantial revenue if same-sex couples were permitted to marry.
She and her family, husband, Charles Falkenberg and daughters
Zoe Falkenberg and
Dana Falkenberg , were on their way to Australia for a sabbatical and to be a visiting fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra when their plane was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon.
Her cenotaph is here with the other Pentagon casualties.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Thomas M. Whittington and Hallie Hobbs Whittington and her brother Greg Whittington .
Survivors are her father, H. G. Whittington; mother, Ruth Simpson Koch and husband George; sister, Sara Guest and husband Jay; brother, Kirk Whittington and wife Ingrid; half brothers Michael Whittington and Alexander Whittington; step sister Amy Hamilton; aunt, Hallie Garrison; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Janis Falkenberg; sister-in-law, Ruth Falkenberg; many other family and friends.
Ruth Simpson Koch (1927 - 2011)
Charles S Falkenberg (1956 - 2001)*
Zoe Falkenberg (1992 - 2001)*
Dana Falkenberg (1998 - 2001)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
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Record added: Nov 04, 2006
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