Wallace J. Campbell, 87, a founder and former president...


January 12, 1998

Wallace J. Campbell, 87, a founder and former president and board member of the international aid and development organization CARE, died Wednesday of pneumonia at a nursing home in Los Angeles. A 33-year resident of Washington before moving to California last month, he enlisted the help of 22 relief and service organizations in starting CARE in 1945 when he was director of the New York office of the Cooperative League of USA. CARE's first mission was to alleviate food shortages in Europe after the end of World War II. Over the years, the organization has helped 1 billion people in more than 120 countries, a spokeswoman said.

Jack T. Conway, 80, a labor leader and social activist who was instrumental in the establishment of Head Start and other programs during the Johnson administration's war on poverty, died Tuesday in Sarasota, Fla.

Jack Grimm, 72, a West Texas oilman who came to be known for quixotic quests to find Bigfoot, Noah's Ark, the Loch Ness monster and the Titanic, died Tuesday in Abilene, Texas.

Pub Date: 1/12/98

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