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William Manning Rountree, 78, a veteran diplomat...


William Manning Rountree, 78, a veteran diplomat who served under six presidents and was an ambassador to Pakistan, Sudan, South Africa and Brazil, died Friday in Gainesville, Fla. He also was assistant secretary of state for Near East, South Asia and African affairs in his 38 years of government service. He was a top aide to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and was awarded the State Department Superior Service Award for helping negotiate the admission of Greece and Turkey into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Morris S. Schwartz, 78, a former Brandeis University sociology -- professor who spoke on national television about his slow death from Lou Gehrig's disease, died of the illness Saturday in Boston.

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