Emily Genauer, 91, who won a Pulitzer Prize during her...

Deaths Elsewhere

August 26, 2002

Emily Genauer, 91, who won a Pulitzer Prize during her decadeslong career as an art critic, died Friday in New York.

Ms. Genauer, who received a degree in 1930 from Columbia University's journalism school, began her career in 1932 as a reporter and art features writer for the New York Morning World. She later became the chief art critic and editor for the New York Herald Tribune. She won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1974 as an art critic for Newsday.

She later wrote for the New York Post and appeared as an art commentator on ABC and NBC before retiring about 1980.

O.A. "Ozzie" Bushnell, 89, an author, microbiologist and medical historian, died Wednesday in Honolulu.

Born in Honolulu, Mr. Bushnell began writing novels in his spare time while teaching at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine. His first novel, The Return of Lono, won the Atlantic Monthly's fiction award in 1956.

Mr. Bushnell later wrote Gifts of Civilization: Germs and Genocide in Hawaii, which was released in 1993. The book of nine essays discusses deadly diseases brought to the islands by outsiders after they were visited by Capt. James Cook in 1778. Mr. Bushnell, who studied science at the University of Hawaii and earned postgraduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin, retired from teaching in 1970.

Allen E. Murray, 73, chairman and chief executive of Mobil from 1985 to 1994, died Aug. 11 in San Diego of a heart attack.

Mr. Murray, who lived in Syosset, N.Y., assumed control of Mobil when it was the third-largest company in the nation. He was credited with refocusing the company, now part of Exxon Mobil.

Before becoming chairman, Mr. Murray negotiated Middle East oil contracts and ran the unit responsible for Mobil's Indonesian businesses. He was promoted to president and chief operating officer in 1984.

Dean Riesner, 83, the screenwriter behind several of Clint Eastwood's early films, including Dirty Harry and The Enforcer, died Aug. 18 in Los Angeles.

Mr. Riesner's first film starring Mr. Eastwood was the 1968 detective feature Coogan's Bluff. He also wrote Play Misty for Me (1971), the Dirty Harry (1971) screenplay and The Enforcer (1976), a sequel to the saga about a San Francisco police officer.

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