AID Official

Herbert Salzman, 74, a former Agency for International Development official who had been executive vice president of the Overseas Private Investment Corp., which provides insured American investments to Third World nations, died of leukemia Dec. 23 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Mr. Salzman, a business executive and banker, was named assistant AID administrator in 1966, specializing in directing private investment to developing countries. In that capacity he helped create Overseas Private Investment, a quasi-public organization underwritten by Congress. He was its executive vice president from 1970 to 1976, then served until 1981 in Paris as U.S. representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.


Iraqi Information Minister

Mohammed Sidiq Shanshal, 80, the first information minister appointed after Iraq became a republic 32 years ago, died Dec. 25, newspapers in Baghdad reported. They did not give the place or cause of his death.

Mr. Shanshal was a key civilian figure who helped the army topple the monarchy in a coup in July 1958. After the coup, he was appointed minister of information in the government the army formed under Gen. Abdul Karim Qassim. He later broke with Qassim and resigned as minister of information over the general's Arab policies and his relations with Egypt. Like many other pan-Arab politicians in Iraq at the time, he favored close ties with Egypt.