Florence Lloyd, a former director of bookstores for The Smithsonian, has died at the age of 105.
Lloyd was an immigrant from Russian who came to the United States as a child. She was fluent in six languages and was active in bookselling and reading. The Washington Post has the scoop:
From 1970 to 1982, she directed the bookstores owned by the Smithsonian. She was a volunteer reader of correspondence in the Clinton White House and was known in Chevy Chase both for her abundant gardens of flowers and vegetables and as a costume judge at the annual Leland Street Halloween parade.