* Dr. Arthur Wint, a gold medal-winning runner in the 1948...


October 22, 1992

* Dr. Arthur Wint, a gold medal-winning runner in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics and Jamaica's former ambassador to Britain, died Monday at a hospital after suffering a lung ailment. He was 72. Dr. Wint won the 400-meter race in 46.2 seconds at the 1948 Olympics at London's Wembley Stadium, giving the Caribbean nation its first Olympic gold medal. Dr. Wint won the 800 meters silver medal in the 1948 Games and the 800 meters silver medal and the 4 x 400 meters gold medal in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. He also won goldmedals in the 400 and 800 meter races in the Central American and Caribbean Games and a gold in the 4 x 400 meters relay. A surgeon, he was Jamaica's High Commissioner to London from 1974 to 1978 and was accredited at the same time as Jamaica's ambassador to Sweden and Denmark. In 1977 he was inducted into the Black Athletes' Hall of Fame in the United States and in 1989 into Jamaica's Hall of Fame.

* Romuald Bukowski, the only deputy in the Polish Communist parliament who voted against martial law in 1981, died Monday. He was 64 and had heart problems. He was among the few independent deputies allowed to be elected to the rubber-stamp parliament under the Communists. Such members had to have the approval of the authorities. Mr. Bukowski withheld approval of the decision by Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski to impose martial law and suppress the Solidarity trade union movement.

* David Harris Cohen, 43, an associate curator of decorative arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif., died of AIDS-related causes Sunday at the Midway Hospital in Los Angeles.

* Ann F. Friedlaender, 54, an economist who was the first woman to become an academic dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died of cancer Monday at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

* Lord Oliver Shewell Franks, a British diplomat and academic who helped carry out the Marshall Plan for rebuilding Europe after World War II, died Thursday. He was 87.

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