Mary Hudson, 86, a self-made businesswoman who...


Mary Hudson, 86, a self-made businesswoman who built an oil empire worth $325 million that made her one of the few women on the Forbes 400 list, died in Prairie Village, Kan., Thursday of cancer.

Almeric L. Christian,79, the first native of the U.S. Virgin Islands to be named a judge in the territory's District Court, died in Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands, Wednesday of an undisclosed illness. He was appointed by President Richard M. Nixon in 1969 and retired in 1988.

Stanley Weigel, 93, a retired U.S. District judge who defended professors in loyalty oath cases, died in San Francisco on Wednesday. As a lawyer, he specialized in antitrust cases but took on a civil liberties case in 1949 that other local lawyers shunned: the defense of 39 University of California professors who refused to take loyalty oaths. He won the case and helped get the group reinstated with back pay.

Henry R. Singleton, 82, an innovative engineer and co-founder of Teledyne Inc. who designed an aircraft guidance system used worldwide, died in Los Angeles on Tuesday of brain cancer.

Pub Date: 9/04/99

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