Dr. Harrison Holt Richardson, 80, who was a member of an...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 29, 1999

Dr. Harrison Holt Richardson, 80, who was a member of an Antarctic expedition in 1939 and 1940, died July 17 at his son's home in Claiborne, Talbot County. The native of Beaver, Pa., practiced radiology there for 40 years.

He served as a dog-team driver and a meteorological observer to one of the Antarctic explorations led by Richard Evelyn Byrd, and took the first color movie films of the region. Mount Richardson in Antarctica is named in his honor.

Harry "Sweets" Edison, 83, a jazz trumpeter who accompanied singers such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, died Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. He joined the Count Basie Orchestra in the mid-1930s when he was 18 and became a featured soloist. Basie saxophonist Lester Young dubbed him "Sweets" because of the pleasing tone of his horn.

Donna Allen,78, a media critic, author, labor activist and pioneering feminist, died July 19 in Washington. She helped organize farm workers in California and wrote and edited labor publications for the American Federation of Labor during the 1940s. She was also founder of the Women's Institute on Freedom of the Press.

Walter Jackson Bate, 81, an emeritus professor of English at Harvard and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, died Monday in Cambridge, Mass. He won Pulitzers for two biographies, "John Keats" in 1964 and "Samuel Johnson" in 1978.

Pub Date: 7/29/99

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