Frank J. Remington, 75, a University of Wisconsin law professor who made his classroom the pivot point of a far-reaching legal career that ranged from revising the nation's criminal laws to keeping college athletic programs honest, died of cancer Friday at his home in Madison.
He often was summoned to Washington to run or serve on high-level government and professional committees.
He spent 23 years as a member of the Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Federal Rules and Procedures, directed a landmark 1961 study of criminal justice administration for the American Bar Foundation and ran an American Bar Association project to develop standards for the police. He was a consultant to the President's Commission on Law Enforcement under Lyndon B. Johnson and to the Kerner Commission on Civil Disorders in 1968.
As chairman of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's committee on infractions, he helped make headlines in 1987 when the committee rejected staff recommendations for lenient sanctions against the Southern Methodist University football program, which had been found guilty of a second round of major infractions within five years.
The committee imposed the first so-called death penalty on an athletic program, forcing SMU to abandon football altogether for the 1987 season. Louis
Louis L. Ward, 75, who built Russell Stover Candies Inc. into the third-largest candy company in the world, died Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., of complications from a stroke he suffered three years ago. The company earned him a $500 million fortune by 1994.
Lidiya Chukovskaya, 88, the Russian writer who risked her life to record the horrors of Stalinism and speak out against the persecutions of dissidents in the Soviet Union, died Wednesday at her home in Moscow. As a champion of human rights, Miss Chukovskaya criticized the trial of Andrei Sinyavsky and Yuli Daniel, who were jailed in the 1960s for their satirical commentaries on the Soviet system. She defended dissident nuclear physicist Andrei Sakharov in 1973.