George M. Stafford, 80, a Kansas Republican...


George M. Stafford, 80, a Kansas Republican who was chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1970 to 1977, died of kidney failure Friday at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington. He lived in Bethesda.

Rabbi Shaul Israeli, 85, a leader of the religious Zionist movement and an opponent of the Israeli-Palestinian peace accord, died Saturday in Jerusalem. Rabbi Israeli was the first rabbi of Kfar Haroeh, a settlement at the heart of the Zionist movement before the state of Israel was established in 1948.

Dr. Matthew Suffness, 52, a medical research manager who helped develop the cancer drug taxol and who had received a bone-marrow transplant in November for leukemia, died of pneumonia Wednesday in Silver Spring. He was program director for the grants and contracts operations branch of the National Cancer Institute.

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