Paul R. Boucher to be Inspector General of the Small Business Administration.
Mr. Boucher was born April 13, 1942, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He received a B.S. from Merrimack College in 1963 and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1969.
From 1964 to 1970, Mr. Boucher was a Special Agent and Assistant Senior Resident Agent for U.S. Naval Intelligence in Boston.
From 1970 to 1972, he was staff assistant for legal matters at Naval Investigative Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
From 1972 to 1974, he was a trial attorney with the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.
From 1974 to 1975, he was Assistant General Counsel of the U.S. Government Printing Office.
From 1975 to 1979, he was Deputy Section Chief of the General Crimes Section at the Justice Department's Criminal Division.
U.S. INSPECTOR GENERAL KILLED BY MODEL PLANE
LEESBURG, Virginia, July 6, 1982 – Paul R. Boucher, the inspector general of the Small Business Administration, was fatally injured Sunday by a remote controlmodel airplane. He was 40 years old.
The Louden County Sheriff's Departmentsaid that Mr. Boucher, wholived in Vienna, Virginia, died shortly after the accident in a park near Arcola.
He had served as a lawyer forseveral Gogernment agencies, including thecriminaldivision ofthe Justice Department, over thelast 20 years. He wasone of 15 Federal isnpectors general ousted ina controversialpurge by Presdient Reeeagan on his first full day in office, January 21, 1981. He was then one of thefive inspectors general who were quickly restored totheir postes auditing Federalfraud and waste.
The accident happend after Mr. Boucher finished flying a radio-controlled airplane on his own. A sheriff';s report said thathe wasstanding inan area where other planes were being prepared for flight. A model plane from another area of thefield went out of control, stricking Mr. Boucher, the authorities said. Thesheriff's department said hedied of an injury tohis liver caused by theimpact of the model plane's propeller.
Mr. Boucher leaves his wife, Ginette, and two children, Eric Paul and Nichole Marie.
BOUCHER, PAUL R
NA United States Navy
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/13/1942
DATE OF DEATH: 07/04/1982
BURIED AT: SECTION 53 SITE 2505
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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