63, who started as an insurance salesman in 1956 and worked his way up to board chairman of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., died of cancer July 28 at a hospital in Peoria, Ill.

He had been chairman of the country's largest automobile insurance company since September 1985. He began his career as an agent in Miami. In 1972, he became a vice president, then was executive vice president and chief administrative officer from 1977 to 1983. He then spent two years as vice chairman.


75, a Hollywood animator who drew Mickey Mouse for Walt Disney, Tom and Jerry for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the Flintstones for Hanna-Barbera, died July 26 in Templeton, Calif. The cause of death was not reported.

His jobs with MGM included work on the 1945 Gene Kelly movie "Anchors Aweigh." One extraordinary scene, combined live action and animation as Kelly danced with a cartoon mouse drawn by Muse. When William Hannah and Joseph Barbera left MGM to form Hannah-Barbera Productions in 1959, Mr. Muse went with them and worked on the Flintstones, the Jetsons, Scooby Doo and Yogi Bear programs.


76, one of the most decorated officers in the history of Baltimore police who spent 31 years on the city force before retiring in 1980 as deputy commissioner, died July 27 in Sykesville, Md. The cause of death was not reported.

He started his police career walking a beat near Lexington Market. Before he was named captain in 1957, he earned more than 20 awards and citations. He was promoted to deputy chief in 1966.