Lawrence ‘Larry’ Nussdorf


Larry Nussdorf, of Washington, died on Nov. 13. He was 74. Born in Asbury Park, N.J., Larry received his bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a juris doctorate from Rutgers University, and a master’s degree in tax from Georgetown University.

Mr. Nussdorf began his career at Arthur Andersen before joining Clark Enterprises in 1977. A career serving as the president and COO culminated in his becoming chairman and CEO in 2014. Additionally, Mr. Nussdorf served on the board of directors of Pepco Holdings and Leidos Holdings.

Mr. Nussdorf served on the executive committee for the Anti-Defamation League (DC Chapter), was a trustee of WETA and The United Jewish Endowment Fund of Greater Washington. He was a director of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and was a founding member of the advisory board of the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Mr. Nussdorf is survived by his wife of 48 years, Melanie Franco Nussdorf; his sons, Jed (Sarah) and Benjamin (Inna); five grandchildren; his brother, Andy (Rhonda), and sister, Ellie; and many loving nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Esther and Arthur Nussdorf. Donations may be made to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington or the Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Arrangements by Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home.
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