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Mildred Watkins Chandler

January 25, 1995

Mildred Watkins Chandler

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) _ Mildred Watkins Chandler, widow of two-time Gov. Albert B. Chandler, died Monday at 95.

Mrs. Chandler was a talented singer and pianist, often opening her husband’s campaign appearances by singing and playing guitar. She worked as a writer in Hollywood during the early 1940s. In later years, she wrote a weekly column in The Woodford Sun.

Albert Chandler, who served as governor from 1935-39 and 1955-59, died in 1991.

Mrs. Chandler is survived by daughters Marcella and Mimi, and sons Albert and Joseph.

Gorden A. Lawhead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) _ Gorden A. Lawhead, a Memphis broadcaster, died Monday of leukemia at 78.

Lawhead joined WHBQ radio in 1945 and moved to the station’s television side in 1953.

From the late 1960s to the late 1970s, Lawhead delivered editorial opinions for WHBQ-TV. He retired as the station’s director of public affairs in 1981.

In the late 1940s, Lawhead hired former Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips to host a radio show called ``Red, Hot & Blue.″

It became one of the city’s most popular radio shows and was the first to play recordings on the old Sun Records label, which included such artists as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Charlie Feathers, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash.

Saul Rogovin

NEW YORK (AP) _ Saul Rogovin, a major league pitcher in the 1950s, died Monday of bone cancer. He was 71.

In 1951, he pitched for the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, leading the American League with an ERA of 2.78 and compiling a 12-8 record. He was a career best 14-9 the following season with the White Sox, including a 16-inning game against the Red Sox in which he struck out 14 batters.

He also pitched for the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies before a sore arm ended his career in 1957. Rogovin then earned a degree in English literature and became a high school teacher.

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