John H. Ware III,88, a well-known Pennsylvania...

John H. Ware III,88, a well-known Pennsylvania businessman and former state senator and congressman, died Tuesday in Lancaster, Pa.

After serving for 10 years in the state senate, Ware won a seat in the U.S. House in 1970 and represented the Ninth Congressional District for two terms before retiring in 1975.


Ware, a Republican, founded the Penn Fuel Gas Co., and led the firm as president for 45 years before retiring.

Bao Dai,83, Vietnam's last emperor, a symbolic ruler and puppet of the French colonial regime, died Thursday in a military hospital in Paris after spending four decades in exile in France.


Born Nguyen Vinh Thuy in 1913, he reached the throne in 1926, taking the title Bao Dai (Keeper of Greatness) as sovereign.

Bao Dai's rule was memorably depicted in Graham Greene's novel "The Quiet American." At first seen as a likely pioneer for Vietnamese independence from the French, Bao Dai indulged instead in the life of a jet-setter and become known as the Playboy Emperor.

Charles M. Wayne,74, a jazz musician who worked with Tony Bennett and Sarah Vaughan, died Tuesday in Jackson Township, N.J.

Wayne was a jazz guitarist and composer for 50 years.

Pub Date: 8/02/97