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Clement L. Markert, 82, a noted developmental...


Clement L. Markert, 82, a noted developmental biologist whose decision as a teen-ager to battle the forces of Generalissimo Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War cast a cloud over his career during the McCarthy era, died Oct. 1 at a hospice near his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. Markert, who was later named to the American Academy of Sciences, went to Yale University in the mid-1960s and served as chairman of its biology department for two decades. He was credited with the discovery of isozymes, enzymes that vary in form to allow the development of different human organs and tissues.

Morris West, 83, the Australian thriller writer, died of heart failure Saturday at home in Sydney while working on his latest novel, "The Last Confession."

His novels include "The Devil's Advocate," "Children of the Sun" and "Shoes of the Fisherman."

Edward C. Banfield, 83, a professor emeritus at Harvard University whose work on urban policy helped prompt the trend toward less reliance on government welfare programs, died Sept. 30 in East Montpelier, Vt.

He served as an adviser to President Richard M. Nixon and later to President Ronald Reagan, chairing a panel established to increase public funding for the arts.

Zeze Macedo, 83, whose rail-thin frame and squeaky voice made her one of Brazil's most beloved comic actresses, died Friday of a stroke in Rio de Janeiro.

Sir Patrick Reilly, 91, a career diplomat who was British ambassador in Moscow and Paris, died Wednesday in London. After France was liberated in 1944, he became the first secretary in the reopened British Embassy in Paris.

Pub Date: 10/11/99

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