Michael Figures, 48, president pro tem of the Alabama Senate, died Friday in Mobile after surgery on an aneurysm. A Mobile Democrat, he was the second-ranking member of the state Senate to which he was elected in 1978. He founded the Alabama New South Coalition in the 1980s to promote liberal causes and candidates.
Eleazar de Carvalho, 84, a conductor who taught maestros Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa and Claudio Abbado, died of cancer Thursday in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Carvalho made his overseas debut conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1957 and has conducted the orchestras of Berlin and Vienna. In 1971 he founded the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and remained its principal conductor.
Pub Date: 9/15/96