Edmund A. Gullion, 85, a prominent American diplomat and...


March 20, 1998

Edmund A. Gullion, 85, a prominent American diplomat and former dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, died Wednesday in Winchester, Mass.

Mr. Gullion became a vice consul at Marseilles in France in 1937 and went on to hold a series of sensitive positions during World War II, including the head of the American Mission in Helsinki.

Irving Hill, 83, a federal judge who ruled that the media's right to the Rodney King beating video was more important than the monetary interests of the plumber who shot it, died Wednesday in his Los Angeles chambers.

In 1993, he dismissed a $100 million copyright infringement lawsuit filed by George Holliday, the plumber who videotaped the 1991 police beating of Mr. King. Mr. Holliday claimed that CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC violated his copyright through unauthorized broadcasts of the tape.

Shiro Kashiwa, 85, the first Japanese-American appointed to the Washington-based U.S. Court of Claims, died March 13 in Honolulu.

Jheri Redding, 91, an entrepreneur in the beauty products industry whose business evolved into such well-known companies as Redken and Nexxus, died Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Eloisa Gaston Segrere Suarez, 81, the mother of former Miami Mayor Xavier L. Suarez, died Wednesdayin Miami.

She was a religious education teacher and sponsor of pre-marriage counseling conferences.

Bill Zacha, 78, who helped transform the small lumber town of Mendocino, Calif., into a haven for artists, died Wednesday at Fort Bragg, Calif., after a brief illness.

Mr. Zacha, himself a renowned artist, founded Mendocino Art Center and was profiled in a 1961 Look magazine story titled "A Young Man Saves a Town."

He lured artists to come and teach at the center and many of them stayed, including Dorr Bothwell, Ray and Miriam Rice, Hilda Pertha and Emmy Lou Packer, a printmaker who worked with Diego Rivera.

Carleton Putnam, 96, who helped create a major airline, died March 5 in Charlottesville, Va. He started a coastal airline in California in 1932. The company expanded and, in 1953, merged with Delta in the largest airline combination at the time.

After a year as Delta's chairman, he wrote "Theodore Roosevelt," a work acclaimed by later biographers of the president. The book covered the first 28 years of Roosevelt's life.

Elise Salinger, 56, a first-term Democratic state representative, was found dead in her Phoenix, Ariz., home Monday.

Edwin John Shoemaker, 90, co-founder of La-Z-Boy Inc., died Sunday at his winter home in Sun City, Ariz.

The Rev. Philip P. Wannenmacher, 72, an executive presbyter of the Assemblies of God and a well-known Ozarks minister, died Monday in Springfield, Mo., from a blood clot in his head or lungs.

Richard D. Norton, 59, a pilot who set records for single-engine aircraft flights, died of cancer March 8 in Wyndmoor, Pa. On Jan. 20, 1987, he and Calin Rosetti of West Germany flew nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean to Paris in a Piper Cub, setting a speed record for a single-engine, propeller-driven plane.

Pub Date: 3/20/98

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