William T. Dawson,69, a real estate developer and former...


April 08, 1996

William T. Dawson,69, a real estate developer and former banker and teen actor, died of cancer April 1 in Los Angeles. Mr. Dawson founded the Dawson Development Co. of Seal Beach in 1969 and launched a $100 million development of condominiums, a shopping center and docks at Long Beach Marina. In the 1940s, he had roles in "Knute Rockne -- All American," "Remember the Day," "A Dispatch from Reuters," "The Major and the Minor" and "Lady in the Dark."

William G. Schofield,86, founder of the Freedom Trail and a retired newspaper editor, died April 1 in Boston. He proposed the Freedom Trail in May 1951 as a columnist for the old Boston Herald Traveler. He later received city, state and national awards for his proposal to create the trail, which became a popular tourist attraction.

Milton J. Horowitz,70, a clinical psychologist who was a founding member and former president of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, died March 31 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. The cause was mesothelioma, his family said. That form of cancer is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos and, in September, a jury awarded $2 million to Mr. Horowitz, who contended that asbestos in the filters of Kent cigarettes he smoked from 1952 to 1963 had caused his illness. Kent's maker, Lorillard Tobacco Co., which says there has been no asbestos in the filters since 1956, has an appeal pending before a federal court in San Francisco.

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