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C. Lester Hogan, Physicist Who Fought Motorola, Dies at 88

2008-08-16T02:44:31+0000

Mr. Hogan’s departure from his job in 1968 as a top executive at Motorola to one at Fairchild led to a celebrated lawsuit.


Lester Grinspoon, Influential Marijuana Scholar, Dies at 92

2020-07-02T18:16:51+0000

He believed pot was dangerous until his research convinced him otherwise. He then became a leading proponent of legalization.


Lester Crystal, Guiding Force Behind ‘NewsHour,’ Dies at 85

2020-06-26T18:13:03+0000

As executive producer, he expanded the PBS newscast to an hour and helped make it a distinctive voice in broadcast journalism.


Lester Wunderman, Father of Direct Marketing, Dies at 98

2019-01-14T20:50:55+0000

He was even credited with coining the term as a co-founder of the world’s largest direct-marketing ad agency, long before there were internet cookies.


Lazy Lester, Luminary of Swamp Blues, Is Dead at 85

2018-08-24T17:47:04+0000

A leading figure in a subgenre that combines traditional blues with Cajun, country and other styles, he got his nickname for his relaxed vocal style.


Notable Deaths 2016: Lester Thurow

2018-06-06T18:37:07+0000


Lester James Peries, 99, Visionary Sri Lankan Filmmaker, Dies

2018-05-04T17:53:11+0000

Shunning traditional dance and fantasy fare, he made psychologically rich stories that brought wide recognition to an island nation’s film industry.


Julius Lester, Chronicler of Black America, Is Dead at 78

2018-01-20T01:35:56+0000

A captivating and often polarizing writer, Mr. Lester traveled through a labyrinth of religious and ethnic identities, including a conversion to Judaism.


Jon Lester, Convicted in Howard Beach Race Attack, Dies at 48

2017-10-23T22:08:47+0000

At 17, he was called a ringleader in the 1986 assault by whites in Queens that left a black man dead and another badly beaten. The family said he committed suicide.


Lester Tenney, 96, Dies; Faced Japan’s Brutality and Won Its Apologies

2017-03-05T20:56:42+0000

Mr. Tenney survived the Bataan Death March, followed by three and a half years of slave labor as a prisoner during World War II.



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Dickey Betts, Fiery Guitarist With Allman Brothers Band, Dies at 80

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 22:49:24 +0000

He traded licks with Duane Allman and proved to be a worthy sparring partner. He also wrote, and sang, the band’s biggest hit, “Ramblin’ Man.”

Dinh Q. Le, Artist Who Weighed War and Memory, Dies at 56

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 20:26:31 +0000

His most famous work — collages of Vietnam War photographs, popular film stills and Western imagery — focused on a history of his homeland that he feared was being lost.

Bob Graham, Former Florida Governor and Senator, Dies at 87

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:18:28 +0000

After the 9/11 attacks, Mr. Graham became an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush’s response and voted against invading Iraq.

Ken Holtzman, Who Pitched Two No-Hitters for the Cubs, Is Dead at 78

Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:17:03 +0000

He was part of the Oakland A’s dynasty in the ’70s. He was also the winningest Jewish pitcher in Major League Baseball, surpassing Sandy Koufax.

Carl Erskine, a Star Pitcher of the Dodgers’ Glory Years, Is Dead at 97

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 03:12:25 +0000

The record-setting pitcher known as Oisk in Brooklyn was the last surviving member of “The Boys of Summer.”

Whitey Herzog, Hall of Fame Cardinals Manager, Dies at 92

Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:32:56 +0000

He won three pennants and a World Series as the St. Louis skipper, promoting what was called “Whiteyball,” combining speed, defense and pitching.



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