Gideon W. Waldrop, 80, a composer and...

Gideon W. Waldrop, 80, a composer and administrator who served for 24 years as dean of the Juilliard School of Music, died May 12 in New York.

During the 1950s, he was the editor of the Review of Recorded Music and the Musical Courier. He also served as a music consultant to the Ford Foundation.


He became the assistant to the president at Juilliard in 1960 and was appointed dean the next year. In 1969, the school moved from its old building in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan to its new $30 million building at Lincoln Center.

After the death in 1983 of the school's president, the composer Peter Mennin, Mr. Waldrop served as the acting president for one year.


From 1986 to 1989, he was the president of the Manhattan School of Music, which had taken over the old Juilliard building in Morningside Heights.

Samuel C. Adams Jr., who served as U.S. ambassador in several Asian and African posts, died Wednesday after an illness. He was 79. Mr. Adams was recruited into the U.S. foreign service in the early 1950s and served eight years as State Department education officer in Vietnam, Cambodia and Nigeria.

Mr. Adams also served in Mali and Morocco, was U.S. ambassador to Niger in 1968, and headed the African bureau for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

He was project director in the mid-1970s for a U.S. government study on Zimbabwe and Namibia.