Herbert X. Blyden,61, a former inmate who spent 26 years...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 25, 1997

Herbert X. Blyden,61, a former inmate who spent 26 years fighting for prisoners' compensation after the 1971 Attica prison uprising in upstate New York, died of cancer Sunday in Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Blyden, who was serving time at Attica State Correctional Facility for armed robbery, became an inmate spokesman during the uprising. He was released in 1973.

John H. Howe,84, an architect who was the top draftsman for architect Frank Lloyd Wright, died Sunday in Minneapolis.

William W. Pierce III,77, who announced Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts for nearly four decades, died of diabetes Sunday in Weymouth, Mass.

Mason Rankin,56, who led efforts to supply thousands of sweaters and scarves to AIDS patients at Christmas, died Sunday in Salt Lake City. He had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, for about 15 years.

Arthur Rutledge,90, a labor leader who led two local union shops and founded programs to help union members, died Monday in Honolulu.

Pub Date: 9/25/97

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