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Pierre Aliker, 106 (1907 - 2013)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Pierre Aliker, a politician who fought for independence from French rule for his native Caribbean island of Martinique for over half a century, has died at age 106.Aliker was a close ally of the late anti-colonial writer Aime Cesaire and spoke poignantly at his 2008 funeral.Aliker and Cesaire founded Martinique's Progressive Party in 1958, which sought autonomy...
Nelson Mandela, 95 (1918 - 2013)
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying "we've lost our greatest son." His death...
Former Gov. Bill Allain, 85 (1928 - 2013)
EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed many women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the executive branch by removing lawmakers from state boards, died Monday in Jackson. A nephew, Tom Allain, says the former governor was 85. Allain was state governor from January 1984 to January...
Colin Eglin, 88 (1925 - 2013)
The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Colin Eglin, a retired South African politician who opposed apartheid and sought to promote liberal democratic values during white rule, has died at the age of 88.The South African Press Association reported Saturday that Eglin died in Cape Town after suffering a heart problem.Eglin founded South Africa's Progressive Party in 1959 and later became leader...
Glafcos Clerides, 94 (1919 - 2013)
MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, The Associated PressNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Former President Glafcos Clerides, who guided Cyprus into European Union membership and dedicated most of his 50 years in politics to trying to reunify the ethnically split island, has died. He was 94.Joseph Kasios, Clerides' personal physician for over a quarter century, said he died at a private clinic early Friday evening.The...
Manfred Rommel (2013)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Manfred Rommel, the longtime mayor of Stuttgart and only son of Germany's most famous World War II military commander, has died. He was 84.The City of Stuttgart...
Srdja Popovic (2013)
The Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Srdja Popovic, a prominent Serbian lawyer and advocate of human rights and democracy during both the communist era and the rule of late strongman...
Aleksandar Tijanic (2013)
The Associated PressBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's state television says its general manager, Aleksandar Tijanic, an influential journalist and a former information minister under late strongman...
Rep. Ike Skelton, 81 (1931 - 2013)
DANA FIELDS, The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton, who built a reputation as a military expert and social conservative during 34 years representing...
Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 86 (1927 - 2013)
MONIKA SCISLOWSKA, The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — For Tadeusz Mazowiecki, his transformation from a pro-democracy writer and an intellectual to a moving force in Poland began in 1980...
Major Owens, 77 (1936 - 2013)
KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Major Owens, a New York City Democrat who served 12 terms in the U.S. House and was credited with helping to pass the Americans with Disabilities...
Bill Young, 82 (1930 - 2013)
TAMARA LUSH, The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rep. Bill Young of Florida, the senior Republican in the U.S. House and a defense hawk who was influential on military spending...
Tom Foley, 84 (1929 - 2013)
NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley was remembered Friday as a statesman, a husband, and a friend to people great and small. ...
William H. Sullivan, 90 (1922 - 2013)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — William H. Sullivan, a veteran diplomat who oversaw the "secret war" in Laos, aided in negotiations to end U.S. military involvement in Vietnam and was the...
Wilfried Martens, 77 (1936 - 2013)
The Associated PressBRUSSELS (AP) — Wilfried Martens, who led nine Belgian governments and the European Union's Christian Democrat group, has died. He was 77.Martens died overnight at his home...
Demetrius Newton, 85 (1928 - 2013)
BOB JOHNSON, The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Demetrius Newton, a civil rights attorney who represented icons like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. before becoming the first...
US Rep. Clay Shaw, 74 (1939 - 2013)
GARY FINEOUT, The Associated PressTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, a long-time veteran of Congress who helped then-President Bill Clinton achieve his goal of ending "welfare as...
Paul Scoon, 78 (1935 - 2013)
The Associated PressST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) — Paul Scoon, who was Grenada's governor general during the U.S. invasion of the small island in 1983, has died in his Caribbean homeland. He was 78...
Gov. John J. Gilligan, 92 (1921 - 2013)
ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio Gov. and U.S. Rep. John J. Gilligan, a liberal Democrat whose creation of the state income tax was his most lasting...
Marich Man Singh Shrestha, 71 (1942 - 2013)
The Associated PressKATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The last Nepalese prime minister to serve before protests ushered in the Himalayan country's first democratic elections in the early 1990s has died,...
Lothar Bisky, 71 (1941 - 2013)
The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Lothar Bisky, who led the leftist party of former East German communists following German reunification, has died at age 71. Bisky's death was announced by...
William P. Clark, 81 (1931 - 2013)
TAMI ABDOLLAH, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — William P. Clark, who rose from campaign volunteer to one of President Ronald Reagan's most trusted advisers, has died. He was 81.Clark died...
William Lynch, 72 (1941 - 2013)
JAKE PEARSON, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — William Lynch, a deputy to then-Mayor David Dinkins who for 40 years played an active role in city, state and national politics and was...
Sen. Harry F. Byrd , Jr., 98 (1914 - 2013)
BOB LEWIS, The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Harry F. Byrd Jr., a 20th century champion of racial segregation and fiscal restraint who followed his father into the U.S. Senate but left his...
Peter Flanigan (2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — A New York City native who served as an adviser to President Richard Nixon on economic issues has died. Peter Flanigan was 90.His daughter Megan Flanigan says he...
Rep. Lois DeBerry (2013)
LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, The Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Lois DeBerry, one of the longest-serving women lawmakers in the nation and a powerful influence in state politics,...
William Warren Scranton (2013)
PETER JACKSON, The Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — William Warren Scranton, a former Pennsylvania governor, presidential candidate and ambassador to the United Nations, has died. He was...
Lindy Boggs, 97 (1916 - 2013)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs, a plantation-born Louisianan who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress...
David F. Cargo, 84 (1929 - 2013)
BARRY MASSEY, The Associated Press David F. Cargo, a maverick Republican who became the youngest governor of New Mexico and served two terms in the turbulent 1960s, died Friday at the age of 84. ...
Radu Vasile, 70 (1942 - 2013)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Former Prime Minister Radu Vasile, who helped pave the way for Romania's accession to the European Union but was finally brought down by...