Robert Alan Bicks
Robert Alan Bicks, 75, a New York lawyer who had been the government's leading trustbuster during the Eisenhower administration, died of respiratory failure Dec. 25 at a hospital in New York.
He became executive secretary of a new committee to review the antitrust concept in 1953, under Attorney General Herbert Brownell. The following year, he took a position as a legal assistant to the head of the Justice Department's antitrust division.
Mr. Bicks became division chief and assistant attorney general in 1960, resolving corporate bid-rigging and price-fixing claims and blocking mergers involving General Motors, Texaco, Bethlehem Steel and Youngstown Sheet & Tube.
Jamie Moore, 96, the Birmingham police chief who often clashed with Sheriff Bull Connor in the 1960s, died Dec. 24 in Birmingham. The cause of death was not reported.
Mr. Moore, who was chief from 1956 to 1972, is often linked with Connor, the public safety commissioner who ordered fire hoses turned on civil rights demonstrators. In 1957, Connor tried to have Mr. Moore fired on 47 charges, all of which were either dropped or dismissed by the Jefferson County Personnel Board.
Mr. Moore began as a Birmingham police patrolman in 1936. After retiring as police chief, he became an investigator for the attorney general's office, where he conducted interviews for reopening the 1963 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham that killed four black girls.
Ken Tobey, 85, who had seven prolific decades playing small roles such as Capt. Patrick Hendry in the 1951 film "The Thing from Another World" and in numerous television shows, died Dec. 22 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The cause of death was not reported.
He often played a law enforcement officer, a soldier or military brass. His nearly 100 films ranged from Westerns to B-movie thrillers.
Mr. Tobey made dozens of appearances in television from the 1990s back to 1949, when he played a sheriff's deputy in an episode of "The Lone Ranger." He also starred in the TV show "Whirlybirds," playing the co-owner of a helicopter-for-hire.
Michael Ogden, 91, a longtime journalist who had served as president of the Associated Press Managing Editors association in 1959 and president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1967, died Dec. 19 at his home in Monterey, Calif. The cause of death was not reported.
He began his career as a reporter and moved up the ranks to executive editor at the Providence (R.I.) Journal. While there, he supervised the paper when it won a Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for its coverage of President Richard M. Nixon's efforts to minimize his federal income taxes.
Mr. Ogden, a 1932 journalism graduate of Columbia University, covered the police beat for the New York City News Association before moving to Providence in 1935 to join the Journal.
Donal L. Turkal
Donal L. Turkal, 78, a retired associate general counsel of the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad who grew up in the Washington area and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School and George Washington University and its law school, died of a heart ailment Dec. 17 at a hospital in Fort Worth.
He served with the Army in Europe during World War II and retired from the Army Reserve as a major general in 1984.
Mr. Turkal worked for the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington in the early 1950s before joining the Seaboard Air Line Railroad in Norfolk. He later worked for railroads in St. Louis, St. Paul, Minn., and finally Fort Worth before retiring in 1986.