John A. McDermott,70, a social activist who founded the...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 22, 1996

John A. McDermott,70, a social activist who founded the Chicago Reporter, a publication devoted to analyzing local racial issues, died of leukemia Saturday in Chicago.

The native of Philadelphia moved to Chicago in 1960 to be the executive director of the Catholic Interracial Council, a lay organization that promoted civil rights.

After a brief stint in Washington as a senior staff member at the Urban Institute, he returned to Chicago in 1970. Two years later, he persuaded the Community Renewal Society, an arm of the United Church of Christ, to sponsor a newsletter that would bring investigative journalism to the problems of race and poverty. He was its editor and publisher.

Dr. Linwood F. Tice,87, a former president of the American Pharmaceutical Association and a pioneer in developing gelatins as a blood-plasma substitute during World War II, died Sunday in Salem, N.J., after an illness of several months. He was awarded the highest award in American pharmacy, the Remington Medal, in 1975.

Pub Date: 8/22/96

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