Pianist and Composer

Bobby Scott, 53, a jazz pianist and composer who wrote "A Taste of Honey" and "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," died of cancer Nov. 5 at a hospital in New York City.

He was a jazz prodigy who made his first album, toured with Gene Krupa and had a hit single, "Chain Gang," before turning 20. He produced records for performers such as Aretha Franklin and Johnny Mathis.


Governor of Rhodesia

Sir Humphrey Gibbs, 87, the former governor of Rhodesia who opposed the white minority government's declaration of independence from Great Britain, died Nov. 5 of complications resulting from influenza.

Mr. Gibbs was appointed governor by Queen Elizabeth II in 1959. He served for 10 years, the last four as a recluse in Government House after he tried unsuccessfully to fire the Cabinet of Prime Minister Ian D. Smith over the independence rebellion against the British Crown.

Mr. Gibbs steadfastly supported Britain's contention that the 1965 declaration to entrench white rule was illegal. He resigned as governor in 1969 and retired to his 6,500-acre farm in Rhodesia. He was a guest of honor when Robert Mugabe led Rhodesia to independence as Zimbabwe in 1980 after waging a seven-year guerrilla war.


GE Vice President

Lemuel R. Boulware, 95, a retired vice president of General Electric Co. whose take-it-or-leave-it tactics in labor negotiations came to be known as "Boulwarism," died Nov. 6 at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Boulware joined GE in 1945 and retired in 1961 as vice president for employee and public relations. The company continued to follow his labor negotiating policies through the late 1960s.