Paul N. Ylvisaker, 70, who championed cities and the urban underclass as a planner, government official, foundation executive and educator, died Tuesday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington. The resident of Cambridge, Mass., headed President Lyndon B. Johnson's Task Force on Cities and helped forge his model-cities program. As the Ford Foundation's public affairs director, he funneled money to social
programs predating the federal war on poverty.
Bernard J. Lasker, 81, a former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and fund-raiser for prominent Republicans such as former President Richard M. Nixon and former Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York City, died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.
Michael A. Feighan, 87, a 14-term Democratic congressman from Ohio who was chief architect of the 1965 Immigration Act that abolished the system of quotas by national origin, died Thursday of a brain tumor at a hospital in Washington. He was 87 and had homes in Washington and Cleveland. He represented parts of Cleveland and its suburbs in Congress until 1971.