Charles Goren, one of the most influential figures in the history of contract bridge, died April 3 of a heart attack at age 90. Mr. Goren began tournament play as a young lawyer in Philadelphia. He developed a point system known as Standard American that became the basis of virtually all modern bidding systems.
Louise Dickinson Rich, 87, whose first book, "We Took to the Woods," was a best seller in 1942, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure in Mattapoisett, Mass. In the autobiographical book, she analyzed, simply and humorously, the sudden change in the life of a city-reared teacher transplanted to the Maine wilderness. Her other books included "The Coast of Maine" and "The Peninsula."
Grace H. Mead, 95, a philanthropist and former trustee of Columbia University's Teachers College, died Wednesday in Morristown, N.J. The cause of death was not released. She was the daughter of George W. Jenkins, president of the family-owned Remington Arms Co., and Helen Hartley Jenkins, a benefactor of Columbia University. She was appointed a trustee of Columbia University's Teachers College in 1934 and eventually became a trustee emeritus. For more than 40 years, she was president of the Hartley Corp., a philanthropic foundation.