William Eldred Jackson


William Eldred Jackson, 80, a partner in the New York law firm of Millbank Tweed who grew up in the Washington area, died of cancer Dec. 4 at his home in New York. He was the son of Robert Jackson, the former Supreme Court justice, U.S. attorney general in the Roosevelt administration and chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials after World War II.

Mr. Jackson graduated from St. Albans School, Yale University and Harvard University Law School. In 1974, he represented Nelson Rockefeller before the House and Senate for confirmation hearings after his nomination as vice president of the United States. Other clients included the Shah of Iran, Jacqueline Kennedy and the King of Morocco.

Donald J. Lloyd-Jones

Geographical President

Donald J. Lloyd-Jones, 68, president of the American Geographical Society, died Nov. 29 of lung cancer, the Associated Press reported in Stamford, Conn.

From 1957 to 1982, he held a number of executive positions with American Airlines, and he was elected to the airline's board in 1971. Mr. Lloyd-Jones later became president of Air Florida. He was named president of the geographical society in 1996 and served until his death.

Lloyd Rodwin

Urban Planner

Lloyd Rodwin, 80, an urban planner and professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died Dec. 7 of congestive heart failure, the Associated Press reported in Boston.

Dr. Rodwin, best known for his efforts to extend the field of urban planning to developing countries, was also co-founder of the MIT-Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies. He attended City College in Manhattan, then worked at the U.S. Defense Housing Program in Washington before completing a master's program in land economics at the University of Wisconsin and earning a doctorate in regional planning from Harvard in 1949.

After co-founding the MIT-Harvard Joint Center in 1959, he taught urban studies at MIT for many years, serving as chairman of the university's Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 1969 to 1973. He was author of 11 books on city planning and related issues, and he had been an adviser to the United Nations as well as to the governments of Venezuela, Turkey and other nations.

Anne Francine


Anne Francine, 82, an actress whose six decades in show business included cabaret, stage, film and television performances, died Dec. 3 at a hospital in New London, Conn.

Ms. Francine made her Broadway debut in 1954 in "By the Beautiful Sea" with Shirley Booth. Her film credits included "Crocodile Dundee," and her television work included a role in "Harper Valley P.T.A." with Barbara Eden in the 1980s.

"Scatman John" Larkin


Musician "Scatman John" Larkin, 57, who blended jazz with modern pop and hip-hop dance music, lost a two-year battle with lung cancer. The BMG recording artist died Dec. 3 at his Los Angeles home.

Mr. Larkin became a successful singer even though he was a lifelong stutterer. His work combined singing, rapping and scat, a jazz style involving singing nonsense syllables.

Nick Sanborn

Mountain Climber

Nick Sanborn, 64, president and CEO of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, died Dec. 6 after complications from surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor, the Associated Press reported in Cascade, Colo.

Mr. Sanborn won the race up the 14,110-foot mountain five times. He was president and CEO of the race for 16 years through 1997.

Robert A. Swanson

Genentech Co-founder

Robert A. Swanson, co-founder of Genentech Inc. and a pioneer in the biotechnology industry, died Dec. 6 at his home in Hillsborough, Calif., after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. He was 52.

Mr. Swanson was a 29-year-old venture capitalist in 1976 when he and biochemist Herbert Boyer started Genentech. Now one of the world's largest biotechnology companies, the South San Francisco-based Genentech uses human genetic information to develop and market pharmaceuticals used to treat such things as growth hormone deficiency, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer and blood clots.

Stan Wallace

Football Player

Stan Wallace, 68, who helped Illinois to victory in the 1952 Rose Bowl and went on to play for the Chicago Bears, died Dec. 6 at a hospital in Urbana, Ill., following heart surgery.

Mr. Wallace returned a pass interception 56 yards to set up Illinois' go-ahead touchdown in a 40-7 victory over Stanford in the Rose Bowl. He played defensive back for the Bears from 1954-58, then spent three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Arthur Watson

Zoo Director

Arthur R. Watson, 84, who was the first professional director of the Baltimore Zoo and headed it for 32 years, died Dec. 6 at a Baltimore hospice of a heart ailment.

Mr. Watson transformed the Baltimore Zoo from a limited collection of creatures into a thriving attraction for locals and tourists. From the time he came to Baltimore in 1948 until he retired as director in 1980, he added a giraffe house, hippo house, mammal house, penguin island and a children's zoo.