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Carnegie Institution trustee emeritus John Diebold died at the age of 79. Mr. Diebold actively served on the Carnegie board of trustees from 1975 through 2002.

Mr. Diebold's many achievements are noted in the New York Times and at

Additional information about his life is at the Diebold Institute for Public Policy Studies.

The Carnegie Institution will miss him.

The Carnegie Institution ( has been a pioneering force in basic scientific research since 1902. It is a private, nonprofit organization with six research departments throughout the U.S. Carnegie scientists are leaders in plant biology, developmental biology, astronomy, materials science, global ecology, and Earth and planetary science.

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