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Obituary for Guinea RPCV Michael Joseph Hay

Obituary for Guinea RPCV Michael Joseph Hay

Dr. Hay was born in Minneapolis and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota before joining the Peace Corps in 1963. He was a volunteer in the West African country of Guinea for two years and became interested in economic development while assigned to an agricultural station. He met and married his wife, a fellow Peace Corps volunteer, in Guinea.

Obituary for Guinea RPCV Michael Joseph Hay


Monday, July 9, 2007; Page B05

Michael Joseph HayEconomist

Michael Joseph Hay, 65, a retired economist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, died of complications from multiple sclerosis June 12 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.

Dr. Hay was born in Minneapolis and attended Beloit College in Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota before joining the Peace Corps in 1963. He was a volunteer in the West African country of Guinea for two years and became interested in economic development while assigned to an agricultural station. He met and married his wife, a fellow Peace Corps volunteer, in Guinea.

After returning to the United States, Dr. Hay completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota and received a doctorate in agricultural and applied economics from the university in 1974. In 1971-72, he conducted research in Tunisia for his dissertation on rural-to-urban migration.

He moved to Alexandria in 1974 to work for the Environmental Protection Agency, then transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service two years later. He worked in the policy and planning division, later the division of economics, until he retired in 2004. He worked on projects affecting the California sea otter and the Oregon spotted owl.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Ann Marie Y. Hay of Alexandria; two children, David C. Hay of Orange, Va., and Megan E. Hay of Williamsburg; a brother; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

-- Matt Schudel

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