Archie Brown, a labor leader who won...


Archie Brown, a labor leader who won a 1965 Supreme Court decision affirming the right of Communists to hold union office, died of cancer Friday at his San Francisco home. He was 79. As an officer in the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Local 10, Mr. Brown became nationally known as a target of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1960. He was prosecuted by the government for his Communist beliefs and the case ended with his Supreme Court victory.

A. W. Perigard, president of Contel ASC, a satellite and data communications unit of the Contel Corp. in Rockville, died last Wednesday at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington of heart failure. He was 52.

Ludwig von Moos, a former president of Switzerland and former justice minister, died at age 80 yesterday in Bern, Switzerland. Mr. von Moos, a Christian Democrat, served on the seven-member Federal Executive, the Swiss Cabinet, from 1959 to 1971. The presidency rotates annually among the Cabinet members, and Mr. von Moos held the office in 1964 and 1969.

Joseph C. Satterthwaite, a retired diplomat whose posts included director general of the Foreign Service and assistant secretary of state, died at 90 of pneumonia in Washington Nov. 19. He began his diplomatic career in 1924 as a clerk at the U.S. consulate in Stuttgart, Germany, and was ambassador to what was then Ceylon, Burma and South Africa.

Ira Glackens, a writer who was the son of the realist painter William Glackens, died Friday at his home in Shepherdstown, W.Va. He was 83. Mr. Glackens wrote several biographies and other books, and donated many paintings by his father to museums throughout the United States. In his 1957 book "William Glackens and the Ashcan Group," he chronicled the lives of his father, John Sloan, Everett Shinn, George Luks, Robert Henri and other Ashcan School artists. Other Glackens works included a 1964 biography of the opera star Lillian Nordica, "Yankee Diva and the Golden Age of Opera" and "Pope Joan: The English Girl Who Made It."

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