Gaylord Campbell, 1927-2009

Gaylord Campbell, seen in 1974, was a U.S. marshal appointed by President Nixon who served two subpoenas on him dealing with the Watergate scandal.

Henry Louis Bellmon

Oklahoma governor, U.S. senator

Henry Louis Bellmon, 88, who in 1963 became Oklahoma's first GOP governor since statehood and is known as the father of the state's modern Republican party, died Tuesday at St. Mary's Mercy Hospital in Enid, Okla.

He had Parkinson's disease, said Andrew Tevington, Bellmon's former chief of staff and general counsel.

A two-term U.S. senator, Bellmon served two nonconsecutive terms as governor, one that began in 1963 and one that started in 1987.

As the state's first GOP governor, he was credited with making the party a viable force in state politics.

In 1967, Bellmon served as national chairman of the Nixon for President campaign. Bellmon won election to the U.S. Senate in 1968 and again in 1974.

During his first term as a U.S. senator, Bellmon supported a federal court order that called for crosstown busing to achieve racial balance in Oklahoma City public schools. Many state newspapers criticized him for his stance.

At the end of his second term as governor, Bellmon saw passage of the Education Reform and Funding Act of 1990. The legislation called for an increase in funding for public schools by 27%, as well as smaller class sizes, compulsory kindergarten and teacher incentive pay.

Bellmon was born Sept. 3, 1921, on a farm near Tonkawa, Okla. He attended Oklahoma A&M College, which became Oklahoma State University, and earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture in 1942.

He served in the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946, receiving the Silver Star for action on Saipan and the Legion of Merit for action on Iwo Jima.

Greg Ladanyi

Grammy-winning rock producer

Greg Ladanyi, 57, a Grammy Award-winning producer who worked with Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Fleetwood Mac and other rock bands, died Tuesday at a hospital in the Republic of Cyprus, according to his record company, Maple Jam Music Group.

Ladanyi suffered severe head trauma Friday during an on-stage accident while on tour with singer Anna Vissi.

An engineer, mixer and producer, Ladanyi shared a Grammy in 1982 with three others for engineering Toto's album "Toto IV."

He received more than a dozen Grammy nominations, including as a producer on Don Henley's record "The Boys of Summer" in 1986, and as an engineer for Los Jaguares' album "Bajo El Azul De Tu Misterio" at the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards in 2000.

Ladanyi was a producer on three Henley albums, starting with his 1982 solo debut, "I Can't Stand Still."

His production credits include Fleetwood Mac's 1990 album "Behind the Mask," guitar virtuoso Jeff Healey's 1988 album "See the Light," the Church's "Starfish" from 1988, the Cruzados' 1987 album "After Dark" and David Lindley's 1981 album "El Rayo-X."