Charles R. Richey, 73, a U.S. district judge whose rulings...


March 21, 1997

Charles R. Richey, 73, a U.S. district judge whose rulings in 25 years on the federal bench advanced the rights of women but curtailed the powers of presidents, died of cancer Wednesday in Washington. President Richard M. Nixon appointed Judge Richey in 1971, and by luck of the draw he presided over the earliest case involving the Watergate break-in.

Judge Richey stood strongly for the people's right to know what their government is doing.

Eamonn Doran, 58, the Irish-born owner of three popular Manhattan pubs, died Sunday of kidney failure in Dublin. His bar, named Eamonn Doran, on Second Avenue in Manhattan has always been known as a center for recent immigrants from Ireland, where visitors are as likely to meet a member of U2 as they are the lord mayor of Wexford, Dominic Kiernan. Mr. Doran )) later opened two other bars, including one in the New York Hotel opposite Madison Square Garden.

Jacques Foccart, 83, French diplomat to Africa who often wielded more power than African heads of state and even orchestrated their rise and fall, died Wednesday in Paris. He suffered several heart attacks.

Charles G. Overberger, 76, University of Michigan professor emeritus of chemistry and vice president for research emeritus, died Monday in Ann Arbor, Mich., after an extended illness resulting from Parkinson's syndrome.

Pub Date: 3/21/97

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