David R. Altman, 85, a fashion advertising executive who...

Deaths Elsewhere

September 12, 2000

David R. Altman, 85, a fashion advertising executive who built several obscure clothing lines into household names, died Aug. 30 in New York. The cause was complications of lymphoma, said his wife, Floria V. Lasky.

As chairman of Altman, Stoller, Weiss, Mr. Altman built several obscure clothing lines and textile products into household names. He put Wrangler jeans on the map, making millions of American teen-agers want what until then had been a little-known brand of denim work clothes. His ads promised that Wrangler's fabric would fade exactly the way that teen-agers wanted it to.

Seybourn H. Lynne, 93, a U.S. judge who issued the historic order in 1963 stopping the late Gov. George Wallace from blocking two black students from attending the University of Alabama, died Sunday in Birmingham, Ala.

Judge Lynne served throughout the turbulent civil rights era, and is thought to be the nation's longest-serving federal judge. He was nominated in 1946 by President Harry Truman to the U.S. District Court for north Alabama.

Rep. Herbert Bateman, 72, a nine-term congressman who in the 1970s was one of the first Virginia Democrats to break with his party and become a Republican, died yesterday in Loudon County. He had battled lung and prostate cancer over the past decade, and his uncertain health had prompted him to announce early this year that this session of Congress would be his last.

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