Leslie “Les” Payne was born on July 12, 1941. He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist. He served as an editor and columnist at Newsday and is a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists. He grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. Allegedly, test done by DNA analysis, Payne is descended in part from people ..
Irwin Hoffman was born on November 26, 1924, in New York and died on March 19, 2018. He was an American conductor. He studied at the Juilliard School and was a protégé of Serge Koussevitsky. Hoffman made his conducting debut at the age of seventeen with the Philadelphia Orchestra at Robin Hood Dell (now the ..
Ronald D. Rotunda was born in 1945 and died in 2018. He was a U.S. legal scholar and professor of law at Chapman University School of Law. His first area of primary expertise is United States Constitutional law, and is the author of an influential 6-volume legal treatise on Constitutional Law. Rotunda’s other area of ..
David Sword Wyman was born on March 6, 1929, in Weymouth, Massachusetts and died on March 14, 2018. He was the author of several books on the responses of the United States to Nazi Germany’s persecution of and programs to exterminate Jews. David Wyman the son of Ruth (Sword) and Hollis Judson Wyman, a teacher. ..
Michael Getler died in 2018. He was an American journalist and ombudsman for the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States. Getler was the first holder of this post, and the first ombudsman to be appointed at any of the major American television networks. Getler previous posts include ombudsman at the Washington Post from 2000 ..
August Edmund “Augie” Garrido Jr. was born on February 6, 1939, and died on March 15, 2018. He was a head coach in NCAA Division I college baseball most known for his stints with the Cal State Fullerton Titans and Texas Longhorns. He compiled a collegiate record of 1,975–919–9, retiring in 2016 as the winningest ..
Joaquin Avila was born and raised in Compton, California and died on March 9, 2018. He was a Mexican American voting rights attorney and activist. Avila spent more than two decades using the federal Voting Rights Act to increase election fairness for minority voters. But as several court precedents weakened the federal Voting Rights ..
John Patrick Fullam was born on December 10, 1921, in Gardenville, Pennsylvania, and died in March 8, 2018. He was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1942. He served in the United ..
Gary Burden was born in 1933 and died in 2018. He was an American artist specializing in the field of album covers. Burden was considered as one of the pioneers of the concept of album cover art. At 16 years old, Gary joined the Marine Corps. He studied Architectural Design at UC Berkeley. In the ..
Patrick Doyle died in March 2018. He was a Scottish drummer. He was a member of Veronica Falls, they were an English indie pop band that formed in London in 2009. The other band member were Roxanne Clifford and James Hoare, both on vocals and guitar, Marion Herbain on bass guitar and Patrick Doyle on ..