The Washington Post Saturday, November 12, 1988 Augusta Landis Furman Administrative Assistant Augusta Landis Furman, 98, a retired administrative assistant with the Veterans Administration, died of respiratory failure Nov. 8 at Suburban Hospital. She lived in Bethesda. Mrs. Furman was born in Oxford, N.C., and graduated from the Women's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She moved to the Washington area in 1918 and worked for the old War Industries Board. In 1919 she joined the old Bureau of War Risk Insurance, a precursor of the Veterans Administration. In 1945 she became one of the first women in the federal service to be promoted from secretary to administrative assistant. She retired in 1951. Mrs. Furman was honored for her work at the 1938 convention of the American Legion in Los Angeles. She was a Democrat, a member of All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington and a former secretary of the Ligon Family and Kinsman's Association, a genealogical organization. Mrs. Furman married Hilliard B. Furman in 1959. He died earlier this year. She leaves no immediate survivors.