Genevieve Beckwith Wimsatt
Genevieve B. Wimsatt, economist

Wednesday, August 3, 12:27 AM

Genevieve B. Wimsatt, 98, an economist at the U.S. Commerce Department
for 36 years, died June 23 at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. She
had dementia.

Ms. Wimsatt retired in 1970 and worked briefly as a public policy researcher
at the Brookings Institution.

Genevieve Beckwith Wimsatt was a native Washingtonian and a 1927
graduate of the old
Central High School. In the early 1930s, she received a
bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from George
Washington University.

Ms. Wimsatt was a founder, past president and longtime volunteer with
Peerless Rockville, a historic preservation group, and she worked on the
preservation of the Rockville B&O Railroad station.

She had no immediate survivors.

— Timothy R. Smith