* Cordelia Borman, elected to office in Nebraska before...


October 17, 1992

* Cordelia Borman, elected to office in Nebraska before women had the right to vote, died Sunday at age 101. She was elected superintendent of schools in 1916 in Sarpy County, just south of Omaha.

* Herman George Kaiser, who fled Germany in 1938 and became a prominent, independent oil producer in Tulsa, died Wednesday. He was 88. Mr. Kaiser was a judge in Germany until the Nuremberg Laws in 1933 barred Jews from the bench. He fled to England in 1938 and came to the United States in 1940. He endowed the Kaiser Rehabilitation Center at Hillcrest Medical Center and the Kaiser Extended Health Care Facility at the Jewish Retirement Center, both in Tulsa.

* Andrew W. Lin, a journalist in China during World War II and an administrator at Tunghai University in Taiwan from 1955 to 1967, died of cancer Oct. 8 in a hospital in Branford, Conn. He was 76.

* Qin Mu, whose socialist writings won favor with the government and are read by high school students, died of a heart attack Wednesday. He was 73. Qin Mu published novels, plays, poems and criticisms covering a variety of subjects. An essay titled "Travels in Xinjiang" is included in high school textbooks.

* Louise Field Cooper, a novelist and short-story writer, died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 9 at her home in Woodbridge, Conn. She was 87. Her short stories appeared frequently in the New Yorker from 1938 to 1962. Her 10 novels included "The Lighted Box" (1942), "Summer Stranger" (1947) and "The Boys From Sharon" (1950). "Love and Admiration," a collection of her short stories, was published in 1944.

* Martin Gregg, a producer of entertainments and theater for children, died of AIDS-related causes Oct. 11 at Mercy Hospital in San Diego. He was 51.

* Al Brackman, 80, a music publisher and board member of the National Music Publishers Association, died on Oct. 9 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif.

* John B. McGee, 60, a longtime reporter and editor at the New York Daily News, died Wednesday after a long illness.

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