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Alan S. Boyd, Nation’s First Transportation Chief, Dies at 98

2020-10-19T13:56:44+0000

Lyndon B. Johnson chose him to lead a new department integrating vast air, sea and land systems. He also led Amtrak and the Illinois Central Railroad.


Cleon and Leon Boyd, Vermont Twins Tied to the Land, Die at 64

2020-05-18T19:53:58+0000

They boiled sap at the family farm, groomed the ski slopes and played country music. The brothers died of the novel coronavirus, which also sickened many in their extended family.


Robert Boyd, Journalist Whose Reporting Shifted an Election, Dies at 91

2019-09-25T23:05:49+0000

He shared a Pulitzer for detailing how George McGovern’s initial running mate in 1972 had undergone electroshock therapy for depression.


Mary Boyd Higgins, Wilhelm Reich’s Devoted Trustee, Is Dead at 93

2019-01-23T23:53:47+0000

She volunteered for the job with a father of the sexual revolution, even though she had never met him. She protected his legacy and republished his books.


Notable Deaths 2017: H. Boyd Woodruff

2018-06-06T19:17:31+0000


Boyd Jarvis, Whose Synthesizer Fueled Dance Music, Dies at 59

2018-03-01T22:42:50+0000

Mr. Jarvis played a synthesizer alongside dance music DJs in New York in the early 1980s, building a sound that anticipated house music.


H. Boyd Woodruff, Microbiologist Who Paved Way for Antibiotics, Dies at 99

2017-02-03T19:08:52+0000

Dr. Woodruff was instrumental in isolating microbes that led to the development of streptomycin, the miracle cure used to treat tuberculosis and other diseases.


Boyd K. Packer, Advocate of Conservative Mormonism, Dies at 90

2015-07-04T21:22:15+0000

Next in line to become president of the Mormon Church, Mr. Packer spoke for those in the church who resisted social change.


Rev. Malcolm Boyd, an Author, Activist and Counterculture Rebel, Dies at 91

2015-03-02T15:52:14+0000

Father Boyd was among a handful of white clergymen who became nationally known for civil rights and protesting war, and — after disclosing in 1976 that he was gay — fought for women and homosexuals in the church.


Bob Boyd, Who Battled a Basketball Giant, Dies at 84

2015-01-17T21:43:47+0000

As basketball coach at Southern California, Boyd had a 216-131 record, with 11 winning teams in 13 seasons, but he went 2-25 against John Wooden’s U.C.L.A. teams.



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Eleanor Jackson Piel, Lawyer Who Fought Capital Convictions, Dies at 102

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 21:30:44 +0000

A renowned defender of the marginalized, she had many celebrated victories, including a Florida appeal known as the case of the Death Row Brothers.

Louise Tobin, 104, Dies; Jazz Vocalist Made Comeback After a Hiatus

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 22:33:33 +0000

She was a rising swing era star when she quit to raise children, at the request of her first husband, the bandleader Harry James. But her singing days weren’t over.

Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dies at 63

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 03:42:55 +0000

Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained fame in the 1980s as a singer of pop anthems and as the star of the movie “Fame.”

Borje Salming, NHL’s First Star From Sweden, Dies at 71

Sun, 27 Nov 2022 20:06:50 +0000

A Hall of Fame defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, he led the way for other European hockey players in the league.

John Y. Brown Jr., KFC Mogul and Kentucky Governor, Dies at 88

Mon, 28 Nov 2022 16:41:12 +0000

Though his political career was brief, after storming to victory with a former Miss America by his side, he made millions after selling the fried chicken chain.

Pablo Milanés, Troubadour of the Cuban Revolution, Dies at 79

Sun, 27 Nov 2022 15:11:40 +0000

His music blended traditional idioms with pop inflections and social themes, earning him comparisons with Bob Dylan.



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