Erskine Childers,68, veteran Irish diplomat, died yesterday...


Erskine Childers,68, veteran Irish diplomat, died yesterday in Luxembourg of a heart attack.

Mr. Childers, secretary-general of the World Federation of United Nations Associations, died during the federation's 50th anniversary congress. He became secretary general of the organization five months ago in a career that began in academia and included 22 years of work at various levels in the United Nations.

His father, also Erskine Childers, was the fourth president of the Irish Republic.

Louis Westerfield,47, the first black dean at the University of Mississippi, died Saturday in New Orleans of an apparent heart attack. The law dean since 1994, he was in New Orleans attending a joint conference of judges from Mississippi and Louisiana.

Myra Cohn Livingston,70, a prolific poet and author of 83 anthologies and books, including children's favorites "B is for Baby," and "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral," died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer. A senior instructor in the Writers Extension Program at UCLA since 1973, she won numerous teaching excellence awards and a Grammy Award for her music.

Pub Date: 8/26/96

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