William Henry Harrison, 94, a descendant of two presidents and an opponent of excessive federal power who served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican from Wyoming, died of heart ailments Oct. 8 at the Palms of Pasadena Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., his winter home.
Mr. Harrison served in the House from 1951 to 1955, from 1961 to 1965 and again from 1967 to 1969. He campaigned in the early 1960s by opposing Kennedy administration policies, and he maintained that Washington was taking more control and direction over American life to the detriment of the country.
Politics ran on both sides of his family.
He was a grandson of President Benjamin Harrison and a great-great grandson of President William Henry Harrison. His great-great-great grandfather was another Benjamin Harrison, who signed the Declaration of Independence.
On his mother's side, Mr. Harrison was a grandson of Alvin Saunders, Nebraska's territorial governor during the Civil War and later a U.S. senator.
Mr. Harrison was born in Terre Haute, Ind. He became a lawyer and served in the Indiana legislature, then moved to Sheridan, Wyo., and eventually won election as a lawmaker here. He was first elected to Congress in 1950.
In 1969, President Richard Nixon appointed Mr. Harrison to the U.S. Renegotiation Board, an independent agency that examined contracts relating to the defense and aerospace programs in an effort to stop excessive profits.
Mr. Harrison resigned from the board at age 75 and returned to Wyoming.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and a daughter and a son.
EUGENE B. DANIELS
Eugene B. Daniels, 89, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who worked in intelligence and later was an adviser at the Defense Language Institute, died of congestive heart failure Oct. 9 at the Sharon Nursing Home in Olney.
Col. Daniels, a resident of Leisure World in Silver Spring, was born in Russia. In 1917, he fled to Shanghai and in 1921 he came to the United States to attended Occidental College in Los Angeles on a YMCA scholarship.
After his graduation, he received a master's degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1925, he moved to Washington. He received a master's degree in international relations and a doctorate in economics from Georgetown University. From 1927 to 1940, he taught economics at the University of Maryland.
In 1940, he was called to active duty in the Army. He served in Iran and the Persian Gulf command and then in the China-Burma-India theater, where he was stationed in Chungking, China, and New Delhi. He attended the Yalta conference of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet Premier Josef Stalin as an interpreter, and he was stationed in Berlin in the immediate postwar period.
Col. Daniels also served in Tokyo and West Germany. He was stationed in Washington when he retired in 1960.
From the time he left the Army until his final retirement in 1971, he was the foreign language adviser to the Air Force at the Defense Language Institute.
Col. Daniels was a Mason and a member of the Retired Officers Association and the Leisure World Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Marion Bates Daniels of Silver Spring; two children, Daphne Daniels Johnson of Silver Spring and Dr. Eugene B. Daniels Jr. of Hartford, Conn.; and a granddaughter.
JEFFREY A. HEINERS
TV Field Producer
Jeffrey A. Heiners, 36, a field producer and photographer-editor for Gannett News Service/Television in the Washington area, died of a heart attack Oct. 8 at Capitol Hill Hospital.
Mr. Heiners, a resident of Washington since moving here in 1979, was born in Milwaukee. He was a graduate of the Milwaukee Area Technical College. He worked for American Broadcast News and Docuvid before joining Gannett in 1984.
His assignments included the 1984 and 1988 national political campaigns, several space shuttle launchings, the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, and the Loma Prieta earthquake in California in 1989.
Survivors include his parents, Lorna and Walter Heiners, and two sisters, Judith Fink and Jean Kremer, all of Milwaukee.