Captain of business, financier, philanthropist and public-policy watchdog, Mr. Peterson rose from humble Nebraska roots to be a force in American life.
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Ms. Westphal devoted her life to, in her words, “the patterning of cloth on any surface available” — including quilts, kimonos, dresses and baskets.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a passionate columnist and a mentoring editor at Newsday, he was a pioneer for fellow blacks in the profession.
His proposals found their way into Lyndon B. Johnson’s overtures to the Soviet Union, his collaboration with Western Europe and his War on Poverty.
On hundreds of magazine covers and in newspaper pages, Mr. Grossman caricatured all manner of politicians and made puns on their names.
His label, Delicious Vinyl, released crossover hits by Tone-Loc and Young M.C., and he helped the Beastie Boys make the groundbreaking “Paul’s Boutique.”
Known as the China Clipper, he played only one shift of one game for the Rangers in 1948. But that was enough to earn him a place in hockey history.
Cardinal O’Brien was removed from office after acknowledging that he had engaged in the sort of homosexual behavior that he had earlier denounced.
Praised by one comedy insider as “pretty much the first Canadian superstar in our business,” he was a regular at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
Mr. Lamo, who was also known for hacking into the computer network of The New York Times, was reviled and revered for turning in Ms. Manning to the authorities.
Mr. Edwards’s “twangy tone, wang-bar glides and staccato riffing,” one admirer wrote, “paved the way for the California surf bands of the 1960s.”
Dr. Wyman’s 1984 book, “The Abandonment of the Jews,” minced no words in concluding that the United States had failed to do its humanitarian duty.
Ms. Nasrallah defied a civil war to remain in Beirut, where she campaigned for women’s rights and illuminated the vacuum left by immigration to other countries.
She wrote some 50 works of imaginative fiction, with plots one admirer called “haunting, hypnotic, incommensurable and strange.” She also wrote mysteries.
Mr. Harris used his experience as a surveyor in unexplored areas of his native country to fashion dense stories full of history, metaphor and myth.
Imprisoned in a slave labor camp, he kept a diary that alternated accounts of Nazi atrocities with quotidian observations and biting humor.
He settled many of his followers in an upstate New York enclave to escape the decadence and temptations of the city.
His work on records by Joni Mitchell, the Doors, Neil Young and numerous others provided visual reference points for music that defined an era.
A House member from upstate New York, Ms. Slaughter championed women’s rights, food safety and the Affordable Care Act.
A colorful self-made billionaire, Mr. Benson was alternately revered and reviled in New Orleans, where he also owned the N.B.A.’s Pelicans.
He was the clubhouse wise man for a team of upstarts who surprised the baseball world with a championship in 1969.
After putting a roundworm under a microscope, Dr. Sulston shared a Nobel Prize in 2002 for discoveries on how organisms develop.
Mr. Getler was a former reporter and high-ranking editor who became the first internal monitor of an American TV network when he joined PBS in 2005.
The son of immigrants, he challenged discriminatory laws and practices as president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Hargreaves sent her children a message from the apex: “I am on the highest point of the world, and I love you dearly.” She perished months later while descending Earth’s second-highest peak, K2.
He and Robert Seguso formed one of the top tennis teams of the 1980s, reaching No. 1 in the men’s doubles rankings in 1985.
A pre-eminent sport fisherman, he circled the world teaching, writing, speaking and appearing on TV — when he wasn’t reeling in his quarry.