November 16, 2001

Nathan Marsh Pusey, 94, a scholar of ancient history who led Harvard University during the turbulent campus protests of the 1960s, died Wednesday in New York City.

Sr. Pusey was president from 1953 to 1971, as Harvard changed from a bastion of the elite to a diverse, national university that courted students from all backgrounds. But he left embittered over campus radicals whom he believed threatened academic freedom, which he had defended during the McCarthy era of the 1950s.

Bob Eckhardt, 88, a liberal Texas Democrat from Houston who served a conservative constituency for 14 years in Congress, died Tuesday in an Austin hospital of a hemorrhagic stroke, wearing his trademark bow tie, white suit and Panama hat, his family said.

Mr. Eckhardt represented northeast Harris County's 8th congressional district from 1967 to 1981. The district gave almost one-third of its presidential vote in 1968 to archconservative George Wallace but kept returning Eckhardt to Washington on the strength of his working-class appeal.

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, 74, an American who became an international Hindu leader and was publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, died Monday at his home on Kauai, Hawaii.

The guru, known as Gurudeva, was the successor to the guru Yogaswami of Sri Lanka and was the spiritual leader of 2.5 million Tamil people. He died in the presence of 23 members of his monastic order after a self-imposed 32-day fast. Last month he had been diagnosed with incurable intestinal cancer.

Harley Utz, 103, who got married when rents were $19.50 a month, died Monday in Greenville, Ohio, five months after he and his wife celebrated their record 83rd anniversary. Mr. Utz worked as an accountant for a Greenville bag manufacturer until he retired in 1965.

Earlier this year, the Guinness Book of Records certified that the couple had the longest marriage of a living couple. At their last anniversary, Sylvia Utz, also 103, said she does not believe in divorce and has preached the importance of marriage to her three children, who all have had long marriages.

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