Alfred Dennis Sieminski, 78, a decorated veteran...


Alfred Dennis Sieminski, 78, a decorated veteran who won election to Congress while he was fighting in the Korean War, died Thursday. Mr. Sieminski, a Jersey City, N.J., Democrat, served in the House from 1951 to 1959. He earned a degree in political science in 1934 from Princeton University, where he was a member of a crew team that raced in the Henley Regatta in England. He also studied at Hamburg University in Germany, the University of Warsaw and Harvard Law School. Mr. Sieminski enlisted in the Army as a private in 1941. After serving in Korea, he was discharged into the reserve as a lieutenant colonel. He received the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. At the time of his death he resided in Vienna, Va.

Harold M. Proshansky, 70, an environmental psychologist and president of the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, died of lymphoma Thursday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. Mr. Proshansky presided over the Graduate School and University Center for 18 years, beginning in 1972 as acting president.

Stanley Green, 67, a historian of the American musical theater and movies, died of complications from leukemia Wednesday at Caledonian Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Green wrote 10 books, lectured, and produced more than 100 record albums. Among his books are "The World of Musical Comedy" and "Encyclopedia of the Musical Theater."

Frank P. Bourgin, 80, whose received his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 1988, 44 years after it had been denied, died of pancreatic cancer Wednesday at a retirement home in Washington. In 1944, Mr. Bourgin's academic career at the University of Chicago was interrupted when his doctoral dissertation, which rebutted the idea that President Franklin D. Roosevelt's social reforms were a departure from the intentions of the founding fathers, was rejected by a faculty committee. Mr. Bourgin, a former program officer for the Office of Emergency Management, argued that the framers of the Constitution were committed to government intervention for development, a view that other historians have since come to share.

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