Philip Burton, 90, a writer, director, teacher and scholar...


January 31, 1995

Philip Burton, 90, a writer, director, teacher and scholar who adopted Richard Burton and helped put the young man on track to acting success, died Saturday in Haines City, Fla. His last book, "Richard and Philip: The Burtons," was published in 1992. It tracked the sometimes tumultuous relationship between him and the boy he adopted after their meeting in a poverty-stricken mountain village in Wales. Richard Burton died in 1984.

Jack Dull, 65, an expert on ancient Chinese history, died Jan. 18 of cancer in Seattle. His published work dealt mainly with how ancient Chinese emperors fashioned orthodox thought, on family law before Confucius and on the peasant rebellion that led to formation of the Han dynasty about 200 B.C.

The Rev. James McNally, 73, an early patron of the Guardian Angels, died Thursday of pneumonia and emphysema in Lawrence, Mass. While assigned to St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church in New York City in the 1970s, he was known as the "street priest" who organized apartment tenants and helped them gain better living conditions. He helped Curtis Sliwa start the Guardian Angels citizen patrol group from a store he rented.

Richard A. Moore, 81, special counsel to President Richard M. Nixon during the Watergate era and later U.S. ambassador to Ireland, died Friday of cancer in Washington.

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