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Letters: Nobel laureate's L.A. roots

October 26, 2013

Re "Nobelist created economic models," Obituary, Oct. 22

Your recent obituary on Lawrence Klein, who won the Nobel Price in economics in 1980 for developing computer-based models that assist policymakers in forecasting economic fluctuations, failed to mention that he was a graduate of Los Angeles City College.

As a one-time administrator at the college, about 10 years ago, I invited Klein to attend an alumni event to honor him for his achievements. He accepted and was very gracious, I remember, in recalling how the college's mathematics department and classes helped set him on his future road to success.

Fred Piegonski

Los Angeles

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