Former Rep. John E. Moss, 82, a California Democrat who...


December 07, 1997

Former Rep. John E. Moss, 82, a California Democrat who wrote the 1966 federal Freedom of Information Act, died Friday of complications from pneumonia in San Francisco. He was an advocate of consumer rights and environmental laws during his 26-year tenure representing the Sacramento area.

Julius Barnathan, 70, an ABC executive who pioneered the use of hand-held and miniature television cameras at sporting events and close-captioned programs for the hearing-impaired, died Monday of lung cancer in New York.

George Wright Ferguson, 77, whose guidebooks helped countless Americans travel Europe by rail, died Nov. 30 in Columbus, Ohio, of complications from two aortic aneurysms and strokes. He and his wife, LaVerne, wrote "Europe by Eurail, How to Travel Europe by Train," now in its 22nd edition.

Pub Date: 12/07/97

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