New York Times Reporter

Kathleen McLaughlin, 92, a New York Times reporter for 33 years before retiring in 1968 who had covered First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt while serving in the paper's Washington bureau in the 1930s, died Aug. 31 at a nursing home in Park Ridge, Ill. The cause of death was not reported.

In addition to serving in the Washington bureau, her posts with the Times had included those of foreign correspondent in Bonn, United Nations reporter and women's editor. Her last assignment was with the paper's business news section.

Miss McLaughlin began her journalism career with the Atchison (Kan.) Daily Globe in 1924. Later in the 1920s, she worked for the Chicago Tribune, reporting on organized crime.


Physician and Author

Richard L. Sutton Jr., 82, whose book on skin diseases was a standard text in medical schools for 30 years, died Aug. 30 at his home in Leawood, Kan. He had a heart ailment and emphysema.

He was co-author, and sole author of later editions, of the textbook "Diseases of the Skin." He also wrote other books on dermatology, which he practiced for 44 years.

Dr. Sutton was chairman of the dermatology department at the University of Kansas medical school from 1949 to 1956. He also was a clinical professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City medical school from 1967 to 1970.


Gas Company Executive

Herbert C. Johnson, 81, a retired board chairman of Consolidated Natural Gas Co. of Pittsburgh, who had been a director and treasurer of the American Gas Association, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 29 in New York City.

Mr. Johnson, who retired in 1974, had been with Consolidated since the company was formed in 1943. He also had been director, treasurer and president during his career.