Former HUD Official Dies

Lee A. Merriwether Jr., special consultant at Good Shepherd Homes of Inglewood (a $3-million project of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the disabled), died on May 12, The Times has learned. He was 68.

Previously, he was an equal-opportunity specialist for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a consultant for the Minority Construction Contractors Assn., assistant to the regional administrator for inter-group relations of the Housing and Home Finance Agency, executive secretary of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, and industrial relations field secretary for the Los Angeles Urban League.

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