Albert McKinley Rains, who wrote some of the nation's most important housing laws during two decades in the U.S. House of Representatives, died Friday at a hospital in Gadsden, Ala., where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 89. Mr. Rains was elected to Congress in 1944 as a Democrat representing northern Alabama's 5th District. He retired in 1965.
Dave Guard, a founding member of the folk group Kingston Trio, which helped fuel the folk music boom of the late 1950s and early 1960s, died Friday at his home in Rollinsford, N.H. He was 56. A family member said he died of lymphoma. Mr. Guard founded the Kingston Trio with Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds in 1957 and stayed with the group until 1961. In 1959, before the folk category was established, the group won a Grammy for the best country and western recording for "Tom Dooley." Among the group's other hits were "MTA" and "Scotch and Soda."