Richard Thalheimer, a former professor of equine administration in the College of Business and Public Administration at the University of Louisville, died March 25 due to the effects of ALS. He was 72.
In addition to his position at the University of Louisville, Mr. Thalheimer also served as an adjunct faculty member at Xavier University in Cincinnati, and was a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Gambling Business and Economics in Great Britain.
Mr. Thalheimer held a metallurgical engineering degree from Case-Western Reserve, an M.B.A. from West Virginia University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.
Mr. Thalheimer founded and ran Thalheimer Equine Associates and Thalheimer Research Associates, and had written numerous articles for national and international publications on the subjects of Thoroughbred industry and gaming industry economics.
He is survived by his wife, Sally, and children Mark and Beth.
Donations may be made to the ALS research program conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Rothstein at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., the Thalheimer Family Scholarship Fund or the Albert and Helen Thalheimer Fund, P.O. Box 3041, Charleston, W. Va. 25331.
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