Carl Albert, 91, who rose from the poverty of Oklahoma's...

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February 06, 2000

Carl Albert, 91, who rose from the poverty of Oklahoma's coal country to become speaker of the House of Representatives and twice found himself next in line to the presidency, died Friday in McAlester, Okla. Mr. Albert spent 30 years representing Oklahoma's 3rd District. He became Democratic majority leader in 1962 and speaker in 1971. He retired in 1976.

Mr. Albert was a Democratic leader in Congress when President John F. Kennedy was killed in 1963; when President Lyndon B. Johnson chose to forgo a re-election campaign because of an unpopular war in 1968; and when President Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency under threat of impeachment in 1974.

Bonnie Cashin, 84, one of the first designers to create and popularize American sportswear, died Thursday after open heart surgery in New York City.


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