Death of William Zantzinger

February 7, 1939 - January 3, 2009
Charlotte Hall, Maryland | Age 69

Farmer, whose fatal beating of a black barmaid was recounted in a Dylan song, dies at 69
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Charlotte Hall, Md.

William Zantzinger, a Maryland socialite whose fatal beating of a black barmaid was recounted in a Bob Dylan protest song of the 1960s, was buried Friday. He was 69.

Zantzinger died Jan. 3. His family did not provide further details of his death, the Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home said.

The tobacco farmer served six months and was fined $500 for manslaughter in 1963 for striking the 51-year-old barmaid with his cane for taking too long to serve him...

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