Ruth S. Wal­lack


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Adam Bern­stein

Ruth S. Wal­lack, 77, who did ad­min­is­tra­tive work for the Se­nate Spe­cial Com­mit­tee on Ag­ing in the 1980s and the Amer­i­can Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion from 1987 to 1996, died Dec. 28 at the Po­tomac Val­ley nurs­ing home in Rockville. She had Parkin­son’s dis­ease.

Mrs. Wal­lack, a for­mer Washington res­i­dent, was a Soviet an­a­lyst for the CIA in the late 1950s.

Ruth San­der­son was born in Sum­mit, N. J., and grad­u­ated from Ge­orge Washington Uni­ver­sity with a de­gree in for­eign af­fairs in 1955. She did grad­u­ate work at the Johns Hopkins School of Ad­vanced In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies.

In re­tire­ment, she was a vol­un­teer gar­dener at the U.S. Botanic Gar­den and a do­cent at the his­toric Oc­tagon House in­Wash­ing­ton.

Her hus­band, Charles F. Wal­lack, whom she mar­ried in 1958, died in 1982. Sur­vivors in­clude three chil­dren, David J. Wal­lack of Bal­ti­more, Matthew D. Wal­lack of Prince­ton Junc­tion, N. J., and Cather­ine J. Wal­lack of Fayet­teville, Ark.; a sis­ter; and four grand­chil­dren.

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