Harold King, 91, a Reuter European correspondent from 1939 to 1967, who in 1962 was the first to report from the Evian talks on the shore of Lake Geneva that France was to pull out of Algeria after an eight-year war, died Sept. 24 at a clinic near Paris after surgery for a bladder-related ailment.
He reported from the Soviet Union as Reuter's special correspondent for a time during World War II, and was the agency's chief correspondent in France for 25 years.
He forged a close relationship with Charles de Gaulle, first when the general was out of power and later when he was president.
"Harold was larger than life, commanding attention and respect among journalists, in political circles and in the best restaurants of Europe," Reuter Managing Director Glen Renfrew said.
Lord Swann, 70, the governor and chairman of the British Broadcasting Corp. from 1973 to 1980, died Sept. 22. The BBC, which reported his death, did not report where he died or the cause of his death.
Michael Meredith Swann was knighted in 1972 and made a life peer in 1981. He had studied at Cambridge University before serving in the British army in World War II.
He went on to lecture on zoology at Cambridge University and was a biologist before joining the BBC.
When Lord Swann's term as BBC chairman ended, he became provost at Oxford University's Oriel College. Since 1981, he had been chancellor of the University of York.
JOHN "JACKIE" MORAN
John E. "Jackie" Moran, 67, who had been a child film actor in the 1930s and later was a screenwriter and worked in public relations for the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese, died of cancer Sept. 20 at a hospital in Greenfield, Mass.
The Chicago native was discovered by the late Mary Pickford and appeared in several Hollywood films.
These included the 1938 version of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "Destination Moon," a 1939 Buck Rogers serial.