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Patrick Fischer dies at 75; target of Unabomber
Patrick Fischer dies at 75; target of Unabomber

Patrick Fischer, a retired computer science professor at Vanderbilt University whose secretary was injured when he was targeted by the Unabomber in 1982, has died. He was 75. Fischer died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md., the university announced. A cause was not given. He taught at Vanderbilt in Nashville from 1980 to 1998 and helped establish the computer science department, serving as chairman for 15 years. Fischer was an expert in informational systems for education institutions, computational complexity and interactive database systems, according to the university. And he was an early target of the Unabomber, the name that had been given to a perpetrator who had...

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