Deaths Elsewhere


Paul S. Conklin,

74, who as a freelance photographer shot the famous photograph of a Vietnam war protester placing a daisy in the barrel of a National Guard soldier's rifle, died of cancer Wednesday in Port Townsend, Wash.

His work was featured in National Geographic, Time magazine and The New York Times, and he twice won first place at the annual White House photography exhibit, said his wife, Ruth Merryman.

Mr. Conklin was chosen to document the Peace Corps in 1964 as its first official photographer. He traveled around the world, photographing volunteers, war protesters and Third World children.

LeRoy Hersh,

83, a San Francisco trial lawyer who was one of the first in the country to sue on behalf of women injured by silicone gel breast implants, died of cancer Tuesday.

A lawyer for almost 50 years, he developed a practice representing consumers injured by medical products.

In 1984, Mr. Conklin joined with his daughter Nancy, also an attorney, to win the first verdict in favor of a victim of silicone breast implants. A jury in San Francisco awarded almost $2 million to a woman suffering from severe autoimmune disease after her implants ruptured.

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