Lloyd K. Garrison, a civil rights lawyer and great-grandson of the abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, died of a heart attack Wednesday in New York. He was 92. He joined the National Urban League in 1924, an act of which he said, "My eyes were opened to the realities" of racial discrimination, and was its president, 1947-1952. In 1935, while he was dean of the University of Wisconsin law school, President Franklin D. Roosevelt made him the first chairman of the National Labor Relations Board. In the 1950s, he represented several prominent Americans accused of Communist sympathies: poet Langston Hughes, playwright Arthur Miller and physicist J. Robert
Margaret L. A. MacVicar, dean of undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an innovator in shaping policies for undergraduate education and science education in public schools, died Monday of cancer in Boston. She was 47. She sought diversity in the admission of women, members of minorities and students with varied interests. She also believed in educating students about their social responsibilities and implemented changes in humanities and science requirements.
Floyd Huddleston, 73, a songwriter, died Friday in Los Angeles ++ after a heart attack. Mr. Huddleston wrote about 800 songs including "Satisfy Me One More Time" recorded by Frank Sinatra, "Positive Thinkin'" recorded by Judy Garland and "Idol Gossip" recorded by Sarah Vaughan. In 1973, he and George Brunes were nominated for an Oscar for the song "Love," which was used in Disney's "Robin Hood" released the year before. He wrote lyrics for songs in several films, including "The Ballad of Josie" (1967), "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) and "The Aristocats" (1970).
Keith Carlton Robertson, 77, who wrote murder mysteries and children's books for more than 40 years, died of cancer Sept. 23 at his house in Hopewell, N.J. He began writing children's books in 1948 with "Ticktock and Jim." The five books of his "Henry Reed" series began with "Henry Reed Inc." in 1958 and ended with "Henry Reed's Think Tank" in 1986. Mr. Robertson also wrote six adult murder mysteries under the name of Carlton Keith.
Peter Heyworth, a music critic for The Observer of London and the author of an acclaimed biography of the conductor Otto Klemperer, died of a stroke on Tuesday while on vacation in Greece. He was also a European musical correspondent and critic for the New York Times from 1960 to 1975. He was 70 and lived in London and Dorset, England.