William Wesley Peters, 79, a structural engineer and architect who built Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous buildings, died yesterday at a hospital in Madison, Wis., after a stroke. He was Mr. Wright's first architectural apprentice and structural engineer for most of his famous buildings, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pa.
Harold R. Perry, 74, the first black American consecrated as a Roman Catholic bishop in the 20th century, died yesterday in New Orleans. Father Perry, auxiliary bishop of New Orleans since 1965, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease. In 1964, he became the first black clergyman to deliver the opening prayer in Congress.