Other Notable Deaths


October 22, 2005

Robert W. Brownell, 86, one of the foremost golfers and administrators in the Middle Atlantic region, has died after a brief illness.

Mr. Brownell, who died Oct. 14 in Kensington, won 11 District of Columbia amateur championships, including 10 in the row in the mid-1950s. This came out to a 58-match winning streak, an unprecedented feat at the regional level in the U.S. In addition, he also won five Middle Atlantic Amateur tournaments, one Maryland State Amateur tournament and one Maryland Open.

Mr. Brownell was one of only three administrators to serve as president of the three area golf associations: D.C. (now Metropolitan), Maryland State and Maryland Atlantic.

Arthur W. Wang, 87, co-founder of the publishing house of Hill & Wang, which took a chance on the early work of Elie Wiesel and Roland Barthes and was known for its Dramabooks series and books on American history, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Oct. 14 in Wellesley, Mass.

In 1959, Mr. Wang bought Wiesel's Holocaust memoir, Night, which had been turned down by more than a dozen publishers.

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