Dr. Brower studied the migratory insect’s life cycle and sought to preserve its winter habitat in Mexico.

He was the co-discoverer of the “charm quark,” a building block of particle physics.

He came out in 1975 and soon left government service for fear he would be fired for his sexuality.

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After waking up the troops with his signature call, Mr. Cronauer came home to work in broadcasting, advertising and the law.

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She was rejected for a partnership at an accounting firm for not conforming to feminine stereotypes.

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He helped win one of the largest civil rights settlements in history.

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Mr. Reed was instrumental in restoring Florida’s Everglades and, as a federal official, helped write major environmental laws.

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