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Former Palo Alto City Councilman Grant Spaeth dies at 88

Original post made on Jul 30, 2020

Grant Spaeth, a former Palo Alto city councilman, died on July 28 at 88 years old. His wife, Lori Spaeth, said the cause was from complications of Parkinson's disease.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 30, 2020 at 11:49 am

I met Mr Spaeth in spring of 1983 my freshman year of Dartmouth, sending out my resume as it were to a fairly randomly chosen batch of local law firms. He called me in to meet him, although he explained that he did not have an opening, nor, in his opinion was there such a thing as law firm summer internships for undergrads. His father had gone to Dartmouth and he just wanted the tea on The Big Green. We had green tea, if you will.
May his memory be a blessing.


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Posted by GolfWeb co-founder
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:52 am

I worked with Grant at Golden 1996-1998. He was a golf encyclopedia & knew everyone in the golf business.
NYTomes;
GOLF: Neither Rain Nor Snow Can Dampen the Web Web Link


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Posted by GolfWeb co-founder
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:53 am

I worked with Grant at Golden 1996-1998. He was a golf encyclopedia & knew everyone in the golf business.
NYTomes;
GOLF: Neither Rain Nor Snow Can Dampen the Web www.nytimes.com/1996/02/04/sports/golf-neither-rain-nor-snow-can-dampen-the-web.html


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Posted by GolfWeb co-founder
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:55 am

oops in my comment above spell-check changed GolfWeb to Golden!
I worked with Grant at GolfWeb.


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Posted by Michael Novelli
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Aug 9, 2020 at 1:47 pm

Michael Novelli is a registered user.

A former Palo Alto resident and Paly graduate, I had just moved to Washington, DC in January of 1977. When Grant came to town to work for then HEW, under Joe Califano, I joined him in the legislation department where we tried to enact Hospital Cost Containment as a precurser to national health. Grant spent many evenings at our house in Georgetown. He was a grand guy, very loyal, smart and great fun. Both my wife, Lynn, and I will miss him greatly.


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