The Rt. Rev. Horace W. B. Donegan, 91, the courtly...

Deaths elsewhere

November 12, 1991

The Rt. Rev. Horace W. B. Donegan, 91, the courtly Episcopal bishop of New York from 1950 to 1972, who in 1967 diverted money for the construction of New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine to housing projects in nearby Harlem, died yesterday of cancer at his home in Sanibel, Fla. Work on the cathedral, which was begun in 1892, resumed in 1973.

John Elliott Sloan Jr., 55, president of the National Federation of Independent Business since 1983, died yesterday of cancer in Nashville, Tenn. He was instrumental in moving headquarters of the NFIB, which represents 500,000 small and independent business owners, to Nashville from San Mateo, Calif.

Ashworth Stull, 74, a business executive credited with developing "Elmer's Glue-All" in the early 1950s, died of cancer Thursday in Tuscon, Ariz. In 1990, he received the "Dream Maker Award" from Georgia Tech for his development of Elmer's Glue-All, a product of Borden Inc. of New York.

Charles P. Wolff, 44, a political adviser to Walter Mondale, Bob Kerrey and Bill Bradley and president of the University of Illinois board of trustees, died Friday night at his home in Elgin, Ill., after a long battle with cancer.

Harry Hood Bassett, 74, who founded Southeast Bank and built it into Florida's largest financial institution before it was seized by the federal government, died of cancer Sunday at his farm in Vermont. The 1940 Yale graduate founded Southeast Banking Corp. in 1966. He retired in 1982, but briefly took charge this year when the bank's current chairman left. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. seized the bank Sept. 19 and sold it to North Carolina's First Union Corp. Southeast had suffered losses totaling nearly $500 million.

Ralph M. Harvey, 90, a farmer who represented Indiana in Congress for nearly two decades, died Thursday of natural causes at a hospital in Florida, where he spent winters. The Republican lawmaker servred in the U.S. House of Representatives for all but two years from 1947 to 1966.

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