Dean A. Arter, 67, an architect, developer and investor in...


January 29, 1995

Dean A. Arter, 67, an architect, developer and investor in downtown redevelopment projects, died Thursday of heart failure in Lincoln, Neb. Through The Arter Group, a property development business involving family members, he played a key role in redevelopment projects including CenterStone, Georgian Place, Lincoln Station, Commerce Court and Lincoln Square.

Susan Buff Litchfield, 95, the first woman officer of the Federal Reserve Board, died Thursday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She joined the U.S. Treasury Department in 1924 and from 1935 until her retirement in 1960, she headed the business finance and capital markets section of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board. During the 1930s, she advised the Twentieth Century Fund Committee on Taxation and was a trustee on the Joint Council on Economic Education.

Henry Anthony Druding, 87, a former senior resident engineer for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who directed major projects such as the laying of the foundation for the World Trade Center, died Monday at Corning Hospital in Corning, N.Y., complications from pneumonia. Druding, who joined the Port Authority in 1948 as a resident engineer, also designed the third tube of the Lincoln Tunnel in the late 1950s and oversaw the building of the lower level of the George Washington Bridge in the early 1960s. As senior resident engineer, he had responsibility for all planning and construction at Kennedy International Airport, which at the time was called New York International Airport, and at the Hoboken Port Authority Piers. Druding made a hobby of collecting old objects found at digging sites, such as hand-blown bottles and clay pipes that once ran beneath the streets. He once told a reporter, "It makes me go back and do my history."

Richard L. Roudebush, 77, a former Republican congressman and head of Veterans Affairs, died of pneumonia yesterday in Sarasota, Fla. He was elected to the U.S. House in 1960 and served five terms, representing Indiana. Former President Gerald Ford named him administrator of Veterans Affairs in 1974, a post he held until 1977.

In the House, Roudebush was assistant minority whip and a ranking member of the Space Committee. He remained active in veterans affairs after leaving Washington in 1977.

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