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Mr. Mervin Field, 94 (1921 - 2015)
By JANIE HAR, The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mervin Field, who founded the authoritative Field Poll, a mainstay of California and national politics for decades, died Monday of natural causes. He was 94."He was the trailblazer in California," said Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo, who confirmed the death of Field in Marin County.The Field Poll has published more than 2,500 reports on...
Chea Sim, 82 (1932 - 2015)
The Associated PressPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Chea Sim, a key Cambodian political figure after the fall of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime and an ally of the current leader, died Monday, an official said.He was 82 and had high blood pressure, diabetes and other chronic ailments. His death was confirmed by the head of his bodyguard unit, Yim Leang, who did not give the cause of death.Chea Sim...
Sen. Manuel Camacho Solis, 69 (1946 - 2015)
The Associated PressMEXICO CITY (AP) — Sen. Manuel Camacho Solis, the man who headed the Mexican government's peace negotiations with the Zapatista rebels after their 1994 uprising has died at the age of 69.Mario Resendiz, an aide to Camacho Solis, said the senator died Friday of a brain ailment he had suffered for some time. Local media said it was a brain tumor.Camacho Solis served as Mexico...
Jacques Parizeau, 84 (1930 - 2015)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Jacques Parizeau, the blunt-talking former separatist Quebec premier who came close to taking the French-speaking province out of Canada, has died. He was 84.Current Separatist Parti Quebcois Leader Pierre Karl Peladeau confirmed the death Tuesday.Peladeau says the entire province is in mourning. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard and Canadian Prime Minster...
Charles Kennedy, 55 (1959 - 2015)
By JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Charles Kennedy was a rare thing — a genuinely popular British politician — and brought his Liberal Democrat party record success before his leadership was cut short by alcoholism.His death at 55 brought tributes Tuesday from across politics and beyond for a man whose wit and warmth made him stand out from the pack.Former...
Congressman John Murphy, 88 (1926 - 2015)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He...
Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, 88 (1926 - 2015)
By FRANK ELTMAN, The Associated Press Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and one of the first women to speak publicly...
Kenan Evran, 96 (1918 - 2015)
The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say Kenan Evren, the leader of Turkey's 1980 military coup and former president who died aged 97, will be given a state funeral but no...
Jim Wright, 92 (1922 - 2015)
By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL and DAVID WARREN, The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for...
Dan Walker (2015)
By JOHN O'CONNOR and SOPHIA TAREEN, The Associated PressSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dan Walker, a combative populist who became Illinois governor after condemning Chicago's reaction to Democratic...
Pierre Claude Nolin (2015)
The Associated PressOntario (AP) — The Speaker of Canada's Senate, Pierre Claude Nolin, has died after a five-year battle with a rare form of cancer.A spokeswoman for the Senate said Friday that...
U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, 91 (1923 - 2015)
By ED WHITE, The Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the...
Surya Bahadur Thapa, 87 (1928 - 2015)
The Associated PressKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer, an...
Stanislav Gross, 45 (1969 - 2015)
The Associated PressPRAGUE (AP) — Stanislav Gross, who became the Czech Republic's youngest prime minister but was forced to resign nine months later, has died at the age of 45.The Social...
Gerry Calabrese (2015)
The Associated PressCLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — A man believed to be New Jersey's longest-serving mayor has died. Gerry Calabrese was the mayor of Cliffside Park for the past 50 years.Family...
Raul Hector Castro, 98 (1916 - 2015)
By PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER, The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Raul Hector Castro first noticed discrimination on his way to school in a dusty Arizona border town. Why, he...
Victor Gotbaum, 93 (1921 - 2015)
By JENNIFER PELTZ, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Victor Gotbaum, an influential New York labor leader who both fought City Hall and helped it survive its 1970s fiscal crisis, has died, his...
John Paul Hammerschmidt, 92 (1922 - 2015)
By CLAUDIA LAUER, The Associated PressLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — John Paul Hammerschmidt, the longtime Arkansas congressman who defeated Bill Clinton in the former president's first race for...
Carlos Gaviria, 77 (1937 - 2015)
By JOSHUA GOODMAN, The Associated PressBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carlos Gaviria, a former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country's democratic left while presiding over its...
Yehuda Avner, 56 (1958 - 2015)
The Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Avner, a former Israeli diplomat and aide to a string of prime ministers who turned his insider stories about the country's leaders into a best-selling...
Lee Kuan Yew , 91 (1923 - 2015)
By JEANETTE TAN, The Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans stood in silence Wednesday as Lee Kuan Yew's coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the...
Malcolm Fraser, 84 (1930 - 2015)
By ROD McGUIRK, The Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Malcolm Fraser, the former Australian prime minister who was notoriously catapulted to power by a constitutional crisis that left the...
Jerry Warren (2015)
The Associated PressSAN DIEGO (AP) — Jerry Warren, the editor of San Diego's largest newspaper for 20 years and a White House press secretary during the Nixon and Ford administrations, has died. He...
Bob Kastenmeier, 91 (1924 - 2015)
The Associated PressMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, an early and staunch opponent of the Vietnam War who served 32 years in Congress, has died. The Wisconsin Democrat was 91...
Providencia Paredes (2015)
JULIET LINDERMAN, The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The special assistant to former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, believed to be one of the first persons of Latino descent to work in...
Jim Molyneaux, 94 (1920 - 2015)
By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, The Associated PressDUBLIN (AP) — Jim Molyneaux, a soft-spoken, cautious politician who led the Ulster Unionist Party through some of Northern Ireland's bloodiest years and...
F. Ray Keyser, Jr., 87 (1927 - 2015)
By WILSON RING, The Associated PressMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — F. Ray Keyser Jr., the former Republican governor of Vermont whose 1962 defeat by a Democrat is seen as a turning point in the state's...
Claude Dilain, 66 (1948 - 2015)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Claude Dilain, a Socialist politician who became a leading advocate for France's most troubled and impoverished neighborhoods as mayor of a town at the heart of...
Deedee Corradini, 70 (1944 - 2015)
The Associated PressSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.Corradini died...
Natalia Revuelta Clews, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, The Associated PressHAVANA (AP) — Natalia Revuelta Clews, the Cuban socialite who emptied her bank account and sold her diamond jewelry to support Fidel Castro when he was a...