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November 03, 1992

Dr. W. F. Harrington

Hopkins professor

Dr. William F. Harrington, Henry Walters professor of biology at the Johns Hopkins University, died Saturday after a heart attack at his home on West Rogers Avenue.

A memorial service for Dr. Harrington, who was 72, was to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Mudd Hall Auditorium on Hopkins' Homewood campus.

He came to Hopkins in 1960 and was chairman of the biology department and director of the McCollum-Pratt Institute from 1973 until 1983.

He was named to the Walters chair in 1975.

A physical biochemist, he was an author of more than 125 published scholarly articles and had received a National Institutes of Health meritorious award for 10 years of research. He was a visiting professor at Oxford University and at the University of Washington and was director of the Institute for Biophysical Research on Macromolecular Assemblies at Hopkins.

A member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he served on the editorial boards of scholarly journals and belonged to the Biophysical Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and other professional societies.

Born in Seattle, he worked in an aircraft plant there and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

After the war, he enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

He did postgraduate work at Cambridge University and at the Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen, Denmark.

He taught at Iowa State University and was on the staff of the biochemistry laboratory of the National Heart Institute in Bethesda.

Interested in chamber music, he was a founding member and was on the board of Hopkins' Shriver Hall Concert Series.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Inge Leuschner; a daughter, Susan Harrington of Fort Worth, Texas; four sons, David Harrington of Owings Mills, Robert Harrington of Ellicott City, Peter Harrington of Estacada, Ore., and Eric Harrington of Spencer, Mass; a sister, Fay; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Shriver Hall Concert Series.

Charles R. Taylor Jr.

Partner in law firm

Charles R. Taylor Jr., a partner in the firm of Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman, Hoffberger and Hollander, died Thursday of heart and respiratory failure at Howard County General Hospital.

Services for Mr. Taylor, who was 44 and lived in Columbia, were to be conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Hunts Memorial United Methodist Church, West Joppa and Old Court roads in Riderwood.

He joined the law firm in 1987 after serving as an assistant Maryland attorney general for 10 years.

In 1981, he was given the attorney general's Exceptional Service Award and made the senior member of the state's Hazardous Waste Task Force.

He held that post until 1985 when he became administrator of the state's Superfund program to clean up hazardous-waste deposits. He was also counsel to the commission that drafted Maryland's right-to-know law, requiring notification of workers handling hazardous materials.

While in private practice, he chaired the section on environmental law of the Maryland State Bar Association and was appointed by the governor to the Commission to Revise the Administrative Procedure Act and the Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Board.

Fond of sailing, he served as navigator or watch captain in Chesapeake Bay and ocean races. He also taught, sailing, navigation and other boating courses for the Patapsco River Power Squadron.

An Eagle Scout in Troop 319 during his youth at Hunts Church, he also played the drums in the Colts Band for six years. He was also a founding member of the Universal Baseball League, a computer baseball group made up of lawyers.

He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Dooley; his father and stepmother, Charles R. Taylor Sr. and Judy Taylor, both of Lutherville; his mother, Kathleen Smith of North Carolina; and a sister, Mary Lou Scoone of Riderwood.

The family suggested that memorial contributions for brain tumor research could be sent to Dr. Henry Brem at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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