Dr. Haldor E. Rosvold, 81, a retired...


Dr. Haldor E. Rosvold, 81, a retired neuroscientist known as a pioneer in studying the role the brain's frontal lobes and networks play in many mental processes, died of Parkinson's disease Sept. 26 at his home in Silver Spring.

He founded a unit to study animal behavior at the National Institute of Mental Health in 1954. In 1976, the unit became the laboratory of neuropsychology, which he led until his retirement in 1982.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Rosvold of Silver Spring; three children, Rae Rosvold-Skinner of Portland, Ore., Daniel Rosvold of Middletown and Heidi Rosvold-Brenholtz of Beallsville; a sister; and six grandchildren.

Lyman T. Johnson, 91, a grandson of slaves who helped break the color barrier at the University of Kentucky and became a champion of civil rights, died Friday in Louisville, Ky.

He was denied admission to the university's graduate school because of his race. But in 1949, he won a lawsuit to overturn a state law barring blacks from being educated at the same schools as whites. He and about 30 other blacks enrolled at Kentucky that year.

Before he moved back to his native Columbia, Tenn., Gov. Brereton Jones awarded him a Governor's Distinguished Service Medallion in 1995 for his lifetime commitment to equal education.

Walter Kempner, 94, a Duke University physician who created the strict low-fat "Rice Diet" and the school's weight-reduction center, died Sept. 27 in Durham, N.C.

Kent McGough, 80, a former chairman of the Ohio Republican Party who helped James Rhodes recapture the governor's office in 1974, died Wednesday in Columbus.

Jarl Kulle, 70, one of Ingmar Bergman's favorite actors and a star of his masterpiece "Fanny and Alexander," died Friday in Stockholm, Sweden. He also appeared in other Bergman films, including "Waiting Women" (1950), "Smiles of a Summer Night" (1955) and "Now About These Women" (1963).

Pub Date: 10/05/97

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