William J. Dodd, Louisiana's lieutenant governor under Earl Long in the 1940s and '50s, died of cancer Saturday in Baton Rouge. He was 81. Mr. Dodd, who began his political career as a state legislator from 1940 to 1948, employed a folksy style on the stump.
Camilla Davis Trammell, Houston philanthropist, died Friday at age 72. She was married to Houston oilman John Blaffer, who died in 1973. Mr. Blaffer was the son of a founder of Humble Oil Co., which later became Exxon. In 1953, the couple donated the Blaffer Wing to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.
Carl Winter, an activist with the American Communist Party who served five years in prison for advocating communism, died of a heart attack in New York after delivering a speech Saturday. He was 85. Mr. Winter, who lived in Detroit, joined the Communist movement in the 1920s. He held many posts in the party, including chairmanship of the Michigan Communist Party.