Maggie Cousins,91, an author who was managing editor of...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 02, 1996

Maggie Cousins,91, an author who was managing editor of McCall's and Good Housekeeping magazines during the 1940s and 1950s, died Tuesday in San Antonio.

A longtime editor with Hearst Magazines, she became managing editor of Good Housekeeping in 1942 and of McCall's in 1958. She also was a top editor at Doubleday & Co. and at Ladies Home Journal.

She wrote several books for young readers, including "Benjamin Franklin of Old Philadelphia" and "The Story of Thomas Edison."

She received the J. C. Penney-University of Missouri Award for Excellence in Magazine Writing and the Women in Communications Headliner Award for Lifetime Achievement. She was inducted into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

Mervyn Cowie,87, founder and first director of the Royal National Parks of Kenya, died July 19 in London. Born in Nairobi, Kenya and educated at Oxford University, he campaigned for wildlife ,, preservation in the 1930s. In 1948, he oversaw the creation of the first Kenyan park at Tsavo, covering 8,000 square miles.

Paul Crawford,71, a jazz musician and scholar who played in the movies "Pretty Baby" and "Live and Let Die," died Wednesday in New Orleans of cancer.

Ron LaFrance,51, a traditional leader of the Mohawks who was dedicated to the education of his people, died of a heart attack Monday at St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, N.Y. A chief who was on the Mohawk Nation Council, he held a doctorate from Cornell University and was director of the university's American Indian program for several years.

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