HERBERT B. MAW

Utah Governor

Herbert B. Maw, 97, a Democrat who served two terms as governor of Utah in the 1940s, died Nov. 17 in a Salt Lake City nursing home. The cause of death was not reported.

He was born in what was then the Territory of Desert and graduated from the University of Utah law school in 1916. During World War I, he served as an Army pilot and was among the Army's first Mormon chaplains.

SUN LI-JEN

Nationalist Chinese General

Sun Li-jen, 91, a Nationalist Chinese army general and war hero who was accused of trying to topple President Chiang Kai-shek, died of pneumonia and sepsis Nov. 19 at his home in Taichung in central Taiwan.

Gen. Sun, a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, was dubbed "the ever-victorious general" for his feats during World War II. In one battle in Burma, he led an outnumbered contingent that successfully rescued about 7,000 British and Burmese soldiers held by about 10,000 Japanese soldiers.

He was Chiang's chief of staff from 1954 to 1955. That year, he and other officers were accused of plotting to overthrow Chiang. Some details of the episode still remain unclear. Gen. Sun denied the charges but was placed under house arrest. He was freed in 1988, a year after Chiang's death, after the release of a 1955 report that cleared Gen. Sun of involvement in the plot.

HARRY LAUTER

TV Cowboy

Harry Lauter, 76, a veteran cowboy actor in television Westerns who was co-star of "Tales of the Texas Rangers," died Oct. 30 at his home in Ojai, Calif., after a heart attack.

A regular black hat in cowboy Westerns, he appeared in such series as "Wagon Train," "Rawhide," "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza" and "Wyatt Earp." Mr. Lauter also had two series of his own: "Waterfront" in 1954, and "Tales of the Texas Rangers," which ran from 1955 to 1959.