William Bowen,70, a former Ohio state senator who was a...

Deaths Elsewhere

April 24, 1999

William Bowen,70, a former Ohio state senator who was a champion of civil rights and sponsored a law giving minorities more state contracts, died in Columbus on Thursday of cancer.

Tom Davis,81, founder of Piedmont Airlines, died Thursday in Winston-Salem, N.C. He founded Piedmont Aviation, which first sold single-propeller planes to private pilots in the 1940s and then became one of the country's biggest airlines, with annual revenues more than $2.5 billion.

Frank J. Pasquerilla,72, chairman and chief executive officer of Crown American Realty Trust, died Wednesday in Johnstown, Pa. In 1988, Pasquerilla's estimated $350 million fortune earned him a place on Forbes Magazine's list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.

Gian-Carlo Rota,66, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology mathematician and philosopher, died Monday in Cambridge, Mass. Rota, who began teaching at MIT in 1959, was the only faculty member ever to hold the title of professor of mathematics and philosophy.

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