Curtis B. Dall, 94, an area resident since 1969 who was policy board chairman of the Liberty Lobby, a conservative pressure group, from 1969 to 1982, died of kidney failure June 28 at Hospice of Northern Virginia. He lived in Alexandria.
He joined Liberty Lobby in 1960. During his years of leadership, the organization grew in size and financial clout. It raised money for political candidates such as Georgia's Lester Maddox, lent moral support to the white government of Rhodesia, and attacked those it termed "socialist do-gooders" and "one-worlders" and what it referred to as a conspiracy of "international money lenders."
In 1970, he told True magazine that Zionism was dedicated to "political and financial world domination," and that the Jewish Rothschild banking family was head of a "one-world large-monied group" that financed communism and socialism.
On one occasion, Mr. Dall sued columnist Jack Anderson and The Washington Post, where his column appears, for libel for more than $4 million. Anderson's column had described him as "antisemitic." Mr. Dall lost his suit in all courts, including an appeal to the Supreme Court.
Mr. Dall, who was born in New York, was a graduate of Princeton University. He served in the Navy during World War I and the Army during World War II, retiring from the reserves in 1945 as a colonel. Before coming to the Washington area, he worked on Wall Street in bonds and securities and in Texas and Philadelphia in the oil and gas businesses.
He served as national chairman of the Constitution Party from 1960 to 1964. He was a member of All Souls Episcopal Church in Washington, the Military Order of the World Wars and the Army & Navy Club. He was the recipient of awards from such groups as the Virginia Conservative Party and the Polish Freedom Fighters of America.
His marriage to the former Anna Roosevelt, a daughter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Katharine Dall of Alexandria, and their four children, Katharine D. Bolton of Beaufort, S.C., Steven A. Dall of Devon, Pa., Mary D. Dunham of Newport, R.I., and James H. Dall of Portland, Ore.; two children from his first marriage, Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves of Washington and Curtis Roosevelt of Majorca, Spain; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
CLARENCE V. JEAN
Foreign Service Officer
Clarence V. Jean, 70, a retired State Department Foreign Service officer and agricultural specialist, died of cancer July 1 at Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, Va.
Mr. Jean was born in Sedro Wooley, Wash., and graduated from Washington State University. He received a master's degree in education from Oregon State University and studied agricultural education at Iowa State University.
He taught at Oregon State and served as executive vice president of the Oregon Wheat League and administrator of the Oregon Wheat Commission before moving to Washington in 1962. He came here as the first Washington representative of the Western Wheat Associates trade association.
Shortly thereafter, he joined the Foreign Agricultural Service and in 1967 was named director of its grain division, with responsibility for intelligence, cooperative market development and trade negotiations.
He was agricultural attache in South Korea in 1970. He later was agricultural counselor in Canada and minister-counselor in the Netherlands and Egypt, where he worked on trade issues. He retired in 1985 after serving in Cairo.
In retirement, Mr. Jean lived in Locust Grove, Va.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Jean of Locust Grove; two children, Joseph Jean of Locust Grove and Margaret Watson of Austin, Tex.; and two grandchildren.
MARIA S. SHAPIRO
Maria Schmutzhart Shapiro, 66, who had owned and managed a 7-Eleven store on River Road in Bethesda since 1965, died June 28 at her home in Rockville. She had blood and liver ailments.
Mrs. Shapiro, a native of Austria who came to this country in 1953, lived in Kentucky before moving here in the late 1950s.
Her first marriage, to Gunther Bosse, and her second marriage, to William Herrmann, both ended in divorce.
Survivors include her husband, Anatole M. Shapiro of Rockville; two children by her first marriage, Gerd Herrmann of Rockville and Anna Maria Robb of Clinton; a brother, Berthold Schmutzhart of Washington; two sisters, Angela Scheiterbauer of Weizenkirchen, Austria, and Anna Marie Sant'Angelo of Princeton, N.J.; and three grandchildren.
JOSEPH P. McMAHON
Pressman and Union Official
Joseph P. McMahon, 61, a retired printing pressman who was a past business agent of Local 72 of the Washington Printing Pressmen in Riverdale, died June 29 at George Washington University Hospital after surgery for arterial blockage.
A pressman for 35 years, he served as business agent from 1968 to 1980. He then worked for Frank Gordon printing in Washington until retiring in 1989. Before becoming business agent, he worked for National Printing Co. in Washington and McCalls printing in Glenn Dale, Md.
Mr. McMahon, who lived in Temple Hills, was a native of Washington. He was a graduate of Chamberlain Vocational School and an Army veteran.
He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Hillcrest Heights.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Mary Margaret, of Temple Hills; six daughters, Patricia Southcomb of Gaithersburg, Teresa Chaconas of Lisbon, Md., Mary Jo Thompson and Rose Marie Codling, both of Waldorf, and Ann and Catherine McMahon, both of Springfield; two sisters, Mary Neary of Temple Hills and Catherine Hanks of Orlando, W.Va.; and nine grandchildren.
LAUGHLIN A. CAMPBELL
CIA and State Department Official
Laughlin Austin Campbell, 76, a retired State Department and Central Intelligence Agency official, died of cancer July 1 at his home in Washington.
Mr. Campbell was born in Beaverton, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto and received a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Windsor. He also did graduate work at the University of Michigan.
He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II and became a U.S. citizen while in the military. He was an intelligence officer in Germany after the war, then in 1950 joined the State Department, serving in Washington, Austria, West Germany, Greece and France.
He transferred to the Central Intelligence Agency in 1968. He served for the next two years as an adviser to the commander of the Pacific fleet in Honolulu. He returned to Washington in 1970 and retired from the CIA in 1973. He was awarded a Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
Mr. Campbell was an editor and contributor to Foreign Intelligence Literary Scene and served on the board of the National Intelligence Study Center. He was a member of Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired and the River Bend Golf and Country Club. He served on the church council of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Washington.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Mary Holmes Campbell of Washington; four children, L. Andrew Campbell of Manhattan Beach, Calif., John Holmes Campbell of Rochester, N.Y., Cathleen Campbell Papadopoulos of Bethesda and Joan Campbell Kerr of McLean; and six grandchildren.
Army Colonel, Government Lawyer
Edward Fenig, 76, a retired Army colonel and former Justice Department lawyer, died of cancer June 29 at his home in Falls Church.
Col. Fenig, a native of New York, attended City College of New York and graduated from what is now Catholic University law school before entering the Army in 1941. He was commissioned later that year.
Shortly after World War II, he went to Southeast Asia as a war crimes investigator and legal officer. During the bulk of his career, he served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, with posts in the United States, Japan and Europe.
In 1965 and 1966, he was an Army trial judge in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He retired from active duty in 1967 after serving as a member of the Army's Board of Appellate Review.
From 1967 until retiring in 1976, he worked for the appellate and fraud sections of the Justice Department's criminal division.
Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Margaret S. Fenig of Falls Church; three sons, Edward S., of Fort Myers, Fla., David H., of Springfield, and Thomas R., of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Mary L. Seymour of Camillus, N.Y., and Kathleen J. Kelley of St. Charles, Mich.; two sisters, Ann Sperling and Sara Taft, both of New York; and six grandchildren.