Jacobo Majluta Azar, 61, former president of the Dominican...


March 04, 1996

Jacobo Majluta Azar, 61, former president of the Dominican Republic, died Saturday of lung cancer. He served as vice president from 1976 to 1982 and as president for part of 1982 when the president at the time died. He then served as president of the Dominican Congress.

Solon B. Cousins, 70, former executive director of the national YMCA, died Tuesday in Evanston, Ill. He led the national YMCA from 1980 to 1990 and took the 139-year-old organization in a new direction, decentralizing its chain of command and moving its headquarters from New York to Chicago.

Vergilio Ferreira, 80, a novelist who opposed both the rightist dictatorship of Antonio Salazar and the iron-fisted control of culture by communism, died Friday in Lisbon, Portugal. He wrote the novel "Manha Submersa," (Submersed Morning).

Dr. Alexander Walt, 73, chairman of Wayne State University's department of surgery at the medical school, died Thursday of cancer in Huntington Woods, Mich. He was known for his expertise in trauma, surgery and breast cancer.

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