Henry W. Sawyer III,80, a civil liberties lawyer who won...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 06, 1999

Henry W. Sawyer III,80, a civil liberties lawyer who won two landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases, died Saturday of lung cancer in Philadelphia.

In 1962, the Supreme Court ruled in Schempp vs. Abington School District that the ceremonial reading of the Bible and prayer in public schools is unconstitutional. In 1971, the court ruled in Lemon vs. Kurtzman that public aid to parochial schools is unconstitutional.

Dr. Bernard E. Simon,87, the last of a group of American plastic surgeons who donated their services to help the "Hiroshima Maidens," 25 disfigured and maimed survivors of the American bombing of Hiroshima, died Aug. 1 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, where he had worked for more than 40 years. Dr. Simon was a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University.

Mohammed Hadid,92, an economist and politician who devoted his life to advocating democracy in Iraq, died in London on Tuesday. He was admitted to a London hospital four days ago after an asthma attack.

Gen. Sunthorn Kompongsong,68, a chain-smoking general who led a coup in 1991 that toppled Thailand's civilian government, ushering in the country's last period of military rule, died of lung cancer Monday in Bangkok.

Zohara Schatz,83, an artist who designed the emblem of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, died Wednesday in Jerusalem after a long illness.

Richard Olney,71, an American author of classic books about French cooking and wines, died at his home in Sollies-Toucas in southern France, the mayor's office said Wednesday. His body was found Tuesday morning, but he was believed to have died several days earlier. The cause of death was not known.

Sister Mary Linscott,80, who led the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, an international religious order with 4,000 teachers on four continents, died June 14 in Liverpool, according to The Times of London. No cause of death was provided.

Sam Reed,93, an activist once targeted by Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anti-Communist committee, died in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday from complications of a stroke.

He was born Samuel Pobersky in Konela, Ukraine, in 1906. His family was driven out of Ukraine during the Russian Revolution and moved to Duluth, Minn., in 1923. He changed his name to Sam Reed in honor of American Communist John Reed and moved to New York, where he was frequently jailed for rallying the city's poor.

Robert H. Mollohan,89, a nine-term congressman and father of Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan of West Virginia, died of cancer Tuesday in Washington.

Yitzhak Rafael,85, a former legislator and government minister who helped bring hundreds of thousands of immigrants to Israel, died Tuesday in Jerusalem.

Abdel Wahab al-Bayati,73, a renowned Iraqi writer who revolutionized Arabic poetry, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Damascus. He was one of the first Arab poets who broke away from classical forms of poetry and started writing what later became known as free verse.

Russell Inslee Clark Jr.,64, a former president of the prestigious Horace Mann School in New York and a former Yale admissions dean, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Wallingford, Conn.


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