Nat Bingham,59, a fisherman who became a staunch activist...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 13, 1998

Nat Bingham,59, a fisherman who became a staunch activist for the West Coast salmon industry, was found dead Saturday in Fort Bragg, Calif. Tenants discovered Mr. Bingham's body at his home, two weeks after his wife, Kathryn, 52, died of pancreatic cancer. The coroner's office was determining the cause of death.

Marjorie Lansing,82, an Eastern Michigan University professor whose study of women's voting patterns changed campaigns and lured women into politics in the 1980s, died of cancer May 1 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Clara Rockmore,88, a classically trained violinist who gained fame for playing the theremin, died Sunday in New York. The theremin, an electronic musical device invented in 1920 by Leon Theremin, produces a pure, eerie, sliding tone that has been compared to a disembodied, wordless soprano voice or an enchanted cello.

Pub Date: 5/13/98

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