A Remembrance of Eugene A. Levin
1926 - 2002
Eugene Levin of suburban Seattle died April 8 of a second stroke,
the first having occurred in 1997. An engineer, he graduated from
the University of Washington, having moved to Washington state in
Eugene brought his daughter, Gail, with him to the 1992 Council
of Georgist Organizations conference in the Domenican Republic.
Eugene and his wife, Patricia, attended the annual Council
conferences in 1993 in L.A., in 1994 in Fairhope, and in 1996 in
Ottawa. He is also survived by a son Glenn, stepson Jeremy Surbrook,
sister Ruth, and grandchildren.
Eugene was a 1989 charter member of the Washington State chapter
of Common Ground-USA, and worked with Marvin Saillard and Meta
Heller to get the Olympia mayor to present a two-tier property tax
study resolution to the annual conference of the Association of
Washington Cities, where it passed in 1993.
Working through the Washington State Georgist Association, Eugene
was the main energy behind the 1993 publication of "Application
of a Hypothetical 2-Rate Property Tax in King County" (where
Seattle is), by Dr. Thomas Gihring; and also the 1994 publication, "Let
the State of Washington Look to the Land," written by Walter