STEPHEN ALBERT FREEMAN '19scl, Ph.D. '23, died July 10 in Salisbury, Vt. He was a French professor and administrator at Middlebury College for 45 years. Passionate about the teaching of foreign languages, he founded or cofounded the Italian, Russian, Chinese, and Japanese schools in Middlebury's Summer Language Program and also established the college's first graduate schools abroad. In 1993, Middlebury celebrated the opening of an international center in his name, for the interdisciplinary study of languages through history, literature, and culture. He leaves three children, Hope, Caroline, and Harvey.
HORACE BANCROFT DAVIS '20mcl died June 28 in Chicago. He was a progressive activist and labor historian. A conscientious objector during World War I, he interrupted his studies at Harvard to serve instead as a volunteer with the American Friends Service Committee. Later he taught at Simmons College, the University of Kansas City, Shaw University, and the University of Guyana. He was the author of several books, including Labor and Steel, Shoes: The Workers and the Industry, Nationalism and Socialism, Towards a Marxist Theory of Nationalism, and a memoir, Liberalism Is Not Enough. He also edited The National Question: Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg, the first English edition of the socialist leader's essays on nationalism. He was a lifelong Red Sox fan with an encyclopedic memory. He leaves five children, H. Chandler '46, Ph.D. '50, Terry, Barbara, Wilhelmina Caulfield, and Quentin Brown; his wife, Marian (Rubins), died in 1960.
ALBERT HAYDEN CHATFIELD JR. '22, of Rockport, Me., died June 14. He was a retired investment counselor and businessman. He worked for U.S. Playing Card Co., in Cincinnati, until 1931, when he entered the investment field, first with the firm of Haydock, Lamson & Co. and then with Brundage, Story & Rose. He was vice president of Chatfield & Woods Co., paper merchants, and secretary to Chatfield Manufacturing Co. After retiring to Maine in 1950 he raised Belted Galloway cattle for breeding and became an acknowledged authority on the breed, both in this country and in Scotland.
LOUIS KLEIN DIAMOND '23, M.D. '27, died June 14 in Los Angeles. Considered by many to be the father of pediatric hematology, he was a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and associate chief of staff at Children's Hospital in Boston for more than 40 years. In 1932 he and Dr. Kenneth Blackfan discovered that four diseases of infants were manifestations of a single syndrome, Rh disease, a condition that killed or permanently impaired 1 in 200 babies. Then, in 1946, he and Dr. Fred Allen developed a method of transfusing blood into newborns through the large umbilical vein, a procedure that revolutionized treatment of Rh disease and has since been applied to newborns with other blood disorders; it is credited with saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of babies. After retiring from Harvard in 1968 he became an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco, where a chair in hematology is named in his honor. He leaves a daughter, Susan '60, a son, Jared '58, and a sister, Sally Taft; his wife, Flora (Kaplan), died last year.
BOYD HIGGINS DUNBAR '25cl died July 21 in Tryon, N.C. He worked for more than three decades for the Bell System, retiring in 1965 as assistant treasurer of New England Telephone in Boston. An avid bridge player, he and a partner once retired the Bell System bridge trophy; he was also an expert amateur stonemason who enjoyed crafting landscaping walls at his family's homes over the years. He leaves a daughter, Meredith Carlson, and a son, Ronald; his wife, Elizabeth (Chase), died in 1997.
JOSEPH MANDELL '25, of Chestnut Hill, Mass., died October 9, 1996. He was the retired owner of Joseph Mandell & Co. Inc., a Boston wholesale floor coverings and importing firm. He earned his way through Harvard working as a professional musician, playing the trumpet in Rudy Vallee's orchestra. He leaves a daughter, Merle Shapiro, and a son, Stephen; his wife, Pearl (Bornstein), died in 1992.
LAWRENCE HANSCOM POWNALL '25, of Colorado Springs, died July 19. He was retired from a 45-year career as a rayon manufacturer with the American Viscose Division of FMC Corp. He was a past chairman of the Virginia Blue Ridge section of the American Chemical Society. In retirement he joined the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to research and write a book on the Hanscom and Teel genealogies.
FRANCIS LOWELL BARTON '26, M.B.A. '35cl, of Cambridge, died July 25. He was a former longtime resident of Duxbury. He leaves a daughter, Elizabeth, a son, James '56, and his former wife, Phyllis (Saunders).
EUGENE STANLEY CURTIS '26 died February 18 in Beverly, Mass. He was retired owner of Stanbrook Stationery Co., a lithography and engraving business in Springfield. He leaves a daughter, Suzanne Richardson, and a sister, Lois.
ELIZABETH TOOLE WILLIAMS '26, of St. Petersburg, Fla., died January 3.
ALICE BANGRATZ COLLIER '27, Ed.M. '28, of Ellsworth, Me., died March 10.
LAWRENCE GREENSPON '28 died August 6 in Fairfield, Conn. He owned and operated an advertising agency in Wilkes-Barre and later in Kingston, Pa., for many years and was an active participant in community affairs. He leaves a son, Barry; his wife, Sylvia (Corner), died in 1991.
HUBERT NELSON '28, of Short Hills, N.J., died April 18. He was retired principal of Nelson Phillips Co. Inc., a water conditioning firm he founded in 1946, and a pioneer in the water conditioning industry. He leaves his wife, Lillian (Horton) '29, and three daughters, Sally Roddy, Karen Cox, and Ruth Macpherson.
JOSEPH BALCH WHEELWRIGHT '28 died June 22 in Santa Barbara, Cal. He was a pioneering psychiatrist and Jungian analyst who taught for 30 years as a clinical professor at the Langley-Porter Psychiatric Institute in the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He was a founder of the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco and a past president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology. He leaves his wife, Jane (Hollister), a daughter, Lynda Schmidt, a son, John, and a brother, George '25, A.M. '33.
JOHN THOMAS ALLEN '29cl, J.D. '32, died July 21, 1998, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A retired attorney, he formerly served as a municipal judge in New London, Conn., and as a representative from New London in the Connecticut General Assembly. Later he worked as a federal attorney in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Civil Division of the Justice Department and as an enforcement attorney for the Securities and Exchange Commission in Los Angeles. A naval veteran of World War II, he served afterward as a civilian legal assistant to the judge advocate general in occupied Japan. He was an avid lifelong sportsman and a competitive tennis player well into his eighties. He leaves two sons, John and James.
ANNA HARRIS CLARDY '29, formerly of Coral Springs, Fla., died October 28, 1998.
SAUL JOSEPH JAFFE '29mcl, J.D. '32, died June 11 in Albuquerque. He was an associate solicitor with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., for 35 years. He leaves his wife, Claire (Dankner), a daughter, Elizabeth Roll, two sons, Allan and Ari, and a brother, Hyman.
DOROTHY K. REGAN '29 died April 5 in Canton, Mass. She leaves no immediate survivors.
PHYLLIS MCCAUSLAND RIVERS '29, of Dallas, Pa., died February 4.
FRANK MCMINN CHAMBERS '30scl, Ph.D. '35, died May 7 in Tucson. He was a professor emeritus of French at the University of Arizona. His area of scholarly research was medieval French and Old Proven¨al literature, especially poetry. Before joining the Arizona faculty he worked for 17 years as associate editor for modern languages at D.C. Heath and Co., the textbook publisher. He was a member of the Alliance Fran¨aise, the Medieval Academy of America, and the Bonsai Society. In retirement he served as a board member and tutor for Literacy Volunteers and also as a tutor for Job Corps. He leaves his wife, Alice Ann (Kessler), two daughters, Ann Chambers and Lydia Brawner, and a son, John.
ELLIOTT RUSSELL HEDGE '30 died June 23 in Bremen, Me. He was retired senior vice president of Merchants National Bank, in Boston, where he worked in the trust division for 39 years. He was a naval veteran of World War II.
LLOYD KERN MARQUIS '30cl, Ed.M. '51, died April 20 in Skokie, Ill. He was a teacher and headmaster at Graham-Eckes Academy, in Daytona and Palm Beach, Fla., for 20 years before beginning a second career as president of the American Institute of Management. During World War II he served in the Navy as an aviation navigator and navigational instructor, attaining the rank of lieutenant commander. He leaves two stepgrandchildren, Joyce Burton and Joshua Burton '84, whom he helped raise after their mother, Mabel Morandeira y Guerra '54, died in 1973; his wife, Isabel (Morandeira), died in 1994.
NOEL SEVER O'REILLY '31, M.B.A. '33, died June 22 in Dallas. He was a retired captain in the supply corps of the Naval Reserve and a veteran of World War II. He moved to Dallas in 1989 after residing in Glenview, Ill., for 36 years. An avid genealogist, he was the author of a biography of Samuel Webber, Harvard's thirteenth president. He leaves a son, Alexander, and brother, Archer; his wife, Nancy (Cockrell), and another son, Nicholas, predeceased him.
DOROTHY MERRILL RITTER '31, of Indianapolis, died February 12.
JOHN HARRY SELVIDGE '31, of Seattle, died October 15, 1998. He worked for many years as an industrial engineer in the aerospace division of Boeing Co.
LOUIS ROBERT WASSERMAN '31 died June 21 in Danbury, Conn. He was a world-renowned hematologist and List professor of medicine emeritus at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York. His affiliation with Mount Sinai Medical Center spanned 60 years. Director of its hematology division from 1953 to 1972, he wrote or collaborated on some 200 papers on red blood cells, iron metabolism, and the remediation of blood disorders; one of his most important contributions was his research into polycythemias, a class of disorders characterized by an oversupply of red blood cells. He was a past president of the American Society of Hematology. He leaves his wife, Julia (Wheeler), and a sister, Natalie Wolf.
THOMAS JOHN WHITE '31, of Moraga, Cal., died June 13. He worked for 40 years as a mechanical engineer in the industrial division of American Standard, in San Mateo, Cal., where he was involved in the selection and testing of large equipment for the fossil fuel industry and auxiliary equipment for nuclear power plants. He was a former regional chairman, director, and committee chairman of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, which established an award for research excellence in his name in 1980. He leaves two daughters, Kathleen O'Rourke and Jennifer Offringa, and four sons, William, Robert, John, and Richard; his wife, Adele (Kane), died in 1997.