Leon Clore, 73, a film producer whose credits include "The French Lieutenant's Woman," died Feb. 9 of cancer in London. He was the nephew of the late Sir Charles Clore, the financier who made possible the Tate Gallery's Clore extension, which opened in 1987 to house the works of J. M. W. Turner. Mr. Clore's survivors include a son, Marius, a scientist with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda.
Clara Eva Bell Allen Jones, 97-year-old daughter of an African man who swam ashore in 1859 from what was reputed to be the last slave ship to land in America, died Feb. 4 in Pittsburgh and was buried Monday in the Plateau section of north Mobile, Ala., near where the Africans settled. By the time the slave ship Clotilde arrived, it was illegal to bring people into the country to be sold into slavery. Historians say the ship, carrying about 30 kidnapped Africans, slipped through a blockade and sailed up the Mobile River. The ship was scuttled, the captives made it to shore and, discovering they were free, they began a settlement.
Thomas E. Williams, 76, a Marine Corps colonel whose study recommending creation of a central intelligence organization led the birth of the CIA, died Thursday in Denver. He served during World War II with the intelligence unit of the 6th Marine Division. His war service earned him the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. His study proposing a central intelligence agency was the basis of the National Security Act of 1947.