Herbert O. Reid Sr., a prominent civil rights lawyer and a longtime adviser to former mayor Marion S. Barry Jr., died of prostate cancer Friday at his home in Washington. He was 75. Mr. Reid, who served on the faculty of the Howard University School of Law for 41 years, also taught many of today's black leaders, including the governor of Virginia, L. Douglas Wilder, and the current mayor of Washington, Sharon Pratt Dixon. Mr. Reid was a participant in several legal cases that led to major Supreme Court desegregation rulings, including Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954, which ended the practice of segregation in public school systems.
William Arthur Lewis, a Princeton University professor emeritus who was an adviser to several nations and won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1979, died Saturday at his home in Barbados. He was 76. Mr. Lewis was an authority on economic growth and political and social change in emerging nations. He shared the Nobel Prize with Theodore W. Schultz for research into economic development, focusing on the problems of developing countries.
Rashid, a man who looked so much like Josef V. Stalin that he was hired to sit in for the Soviet dictator at meetings and banquets, has died in the southern city of Krasnodar, a newspaper reported Saturday. He was 93. The newspaper, Rabochaya Tribuna, identified the Stalin double only as Rashid. It said the man so closely resembled the dictator, even though he was 20 years younger, that he was dismissed almost immediately when he joined the army and was whisked away by a KGB official. Rabochaya Tribuna said Rashid was one of two Stalin doubles. The other filled in for the real Stalin at his dacha in the Moscow suburb of Kuntsevo.