Thomas J. Connor, 91, the last surviving member of the FBI...


April 22, 1997

Thomas J. Connor, 91, the last surviving member of the FBI detail that gunned down John Dillinger in Chicago in 1934, died April 14 in Southbury, Conn.

As part of the Dillinger detail, he was stationed in an alley at the side entrance to a theater and didn't witness the fatal confrontation. Dillinger, "Public Enemy No. 1," had robbed more than three dozen Midwestern banks and killed more than a dozen people.

Mr. Connor resigned from the FBI in 1935 and later worked with the CIA in New York.

David H. Elwyn, 77, a biochemist who formulated ways to nourish critically ill people unable to feed themselves, died of lymphoma April 6 in Tarrytown, N.Y. Before he and other researchers took up the challenge, patients too sick to ingest food had to be kept alive with a glucose solution. But the glucose solution did not provide all the necessary nutrients and caused patients to waste away.

Mr. Elwyn and other researchers devised nutritive cocktails of fats, amino acids and other ingredients that were the equivalent of a normal meal and could sustain the body through times of crisis.

William Deming Merrick, 79, who helped develop America's atomic bomb and later worked on NASA's global network for monitoring deep space, died Friday in Ventura, Calif. He was an electrical engineer who, during World War II, worked on the Manhattan Project that developed the U.S. atomic bomb.

Glanville Williams, 86, a leading criminal law expert whose many books on civil and criminal law have become standard textbooks, died April 10 in London. He was Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at Cambridge University from 1968 to 1978. His books include "Learning the Law," which was first published in 1945.

Pub Date: 4/22/97

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