Booten Herndon, 79, an author and free-lance writer, died Wednesday in Charlottesville, Va., after a long illness. He wrote dozens of books and thousands of articles. Among his works were "Ford: An Unconventional Biography of the Men and Their Times," "Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks," "The Seventh Day," "Rickenbacker," "Over the Hump," and "Young Men Can Change the World."
Carl Jefferson, 75, a Grammy-winning music producer who founded the Concord Jazz Festival in 1969, died Wednesday of liver cancer in Concord, Calif. He produced 10 albums before officially establishing Concord Jazz Records 23 years ago. The company collected 40 Grammy nominations and won eight. The company's artists include Ray Brown, Rosemary Clooney, Stan Getz, Scott Hamilton, Emily Remler, Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, George Shearing and Dave Brubeck. He sold the record company in December.
Robert A. Kennard, 74, a founding member of the National Organization of Minority Architects, died of lymphoma Friday in Los Angeles. He founded the Kennard Design Group, Los Angeles' oldest black-owned architecture firm, in 1957, . He was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 1986. In 1991, he received the institute's Whitney M. Young Jr. Citation for his contributions to national social issues.
Dr. Joseph Post, 82, a cancer researcher who developed a successful treatment for liver disease, died Saturday in New York after a lengthy illness. A professor of clinical medicine at New York University, he conducted studies that revealed the connections between alcohol, protein deficiency and liver ailments.