Woodworth Retires After 26 Years at Hopkins Ellery B. Woodworth, special assistant to the president of the university and director of its Office of Federal Relations, retired on Dec. 31 after 26 and a half years at the university. Woodworth served as a senior aide and adviser to five Hopkins presidents. "Woody has been a tireless advocate for Johns Hopkins and for higher education," said Daniel Nathans, interim president. "He has my deepest thanks and the thanks of many friends at Hopkins, throughout the higher education community, and in the federal and state governments where he represented us for so many years." Woodworth, who earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1954 and his master of education there in 1960, joined Hopkins in 1969 as vice president for development. He became special assistant to the president in 1971 and represented the university in both Washington and Annapolis until 1990, when a growing volume of work resulted in the creation of a separate office for state government relations. Many people in the Hopkins community know Woodworth by his avocation. Since 1980, he has served as musical director and conductor of the Hopkins Festival Band, playing at Hopkins commencements and other academic ceremonies.
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