Reggie Williams, 47, the former head of the National Task...

Deaths Elsewhere

February 13, 1999

Reggie Williams, 47, the former head of the National Task Force on AIDS Prevention, died Sunday in the Netherlands of complications of the AIDS virus. He was viewed as a hero for his fight against the cultural barriers that continue to keep the HIV-infection rate high among nonwhite Americans.

K. Sundarji, 69, the former Indian army chief who led the deadly 1984 raid on the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine, died Monday of colon cancer, the Press Trust of India reported.

Franklin A. Long, 88, a longtime Cornell University professor whose opposition to U.S. nuclear policy caused President Richard M. Nixon to block his nomination to head the National Science Foundation, died Monday in Ithaca, N.Y.

Col. Robert S. Scott, 85, a Medal of Honor winner who killed 28 Japanese soldiers during a fierce battle in World War II, died Feb. 5 in Santa Fe, N.M.

Leonard Arrington, 81, one of the foremost historians of Mormonism and the mentor of a generation of Mormon scholars, died Thursday in Salt Lake City.

John Lambert Cotter, 87, an archaeologist and author, died Feb. 4 in Philadelphia.

Danny Dayton, 75, who was in the 1955 film "Guys and Dolls" and whose TV roles spanned from "All in the Family" to "Friends," died Feb. 6 in Los Angeles.

Joe M. Kilgore, 80, a former U.S. Representative from Texas and a political adviser to Texas and national politicians, including President Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday of a stroke in Austin, Texas.

Whitney Tower, 75, who wrote about great race horses from Citation to Secretariat and backed a museum dedicated to racing, died Feb. 5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. An heir to the Vanderbilt and Whitney fortunes, Mr. Tower was the driving force behind the National Racing Museum and Racing Hall of Fame.

Benjamin Volcani, 84, a microbiologist who found life forms in the Dead Sea and helped uncover the secrets of silicon in aquatic plants, died Feb. 6 in San Diego.

Pub Date: 2/13/99

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