John F. White Sr.,75, considered the dean of...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 17, 1999

John F. White Sr.,75, considered the dean of African-American politics in Philadelphia and a strategist in the former mayoral campaign of his son, John F. White Jr., died Wednesday in Philadelphia. He played a key role in the Philadelphia political scene for more than three decades and founded the Black Political Forum in 1968.

Frederick P. Rose,75, a second-generation builder and philanthropist, died Tuesday at his home in Rye, N.Y. His company, Rose Associates, owns or manages 12,000 apartments in New York and 4 million square feet of commercial space. Among its recent projects was the construction of the Belvedere, a 50-story apartment building on East 29th Street in Manhattan. He had contributed $20 million to the Hayden Planetarium.

Benjamin S. Bloom,86, an education professor whose research led to a surge in interest in early childhood education, including the creation of the Head Start program, died at his Chicago home on Monday.

Charles Crichton,89, a director of comedy films in the 1940s and 1950s who made a resurgence with "A Fish Called Wanda," died Tuesday at his home in the London neighborhood of South Kensington after a short illness, said his son, David Crichton.

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