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H. Reiter, UConn professor

HOWARD L. REITER (right)

STORRS, Conn. - The University of Connecticut said a retired political scientist who specialized in US politics, parties, and elections has died.

Howard L. Reiter, who worked for 35 years at the university, including five years as head of the department, died Tuesday. He was 66.

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UConn did not disclose the cause of death in its announcement yesterday.

Dr. Reiter was a Fulbright Research Scholar in western Europe, a recipient of Choice magazine’s Outstanding Academic Books Award, and a lecturer on US politics in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

He also was president of the New England Political Science Association from 2010 to 2011.

The university says a memorial service for Dr. Reiter will be scheduled on campus in the next few weeks.

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