May 8, 2012
Chas Geer, who worked for three decades as The Heritage Foundation’s photographer, passed away suddenly over the weekend. He was 66.
The Washington Post ran an obituary today:
Chas Geer, a longtime Washington photographer, died on May 5, 2012 after a brief illness. During his career, he photographed noted dignitaries, such as Presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and George Bush; global leaders such as Margaret Thatcher and Clare Booth Luce; numerous US Senators and Congressman; and celebrities, such as William Buckley, Arnold Palmer, and Henry Winkler (The Fonz). His clients included both national and international organizations, and his photos have appeared in Newsweek, New York Times, Washingtonian magazine, and other publications.
Geer, known as Charley to his friends, had completed nearly 30 assignments for Heritage this year alone.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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