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Jerome A. Ambro

March 7, 1993

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Jerome A. Ambro, president of the 82-member freshmen class of U.S. representatives elected after President Nixon’s resignation in the Watergate scandal, died Thursday of complications of diabetes. He was 64.

Ambro, a New York Democrat, was elected in 1974 and served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The new House members in 1974 helped bring about a variety of changes, including new procedures for voting on committee chairman and election financing reforms. Melvin E. Bradford

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Melvin E. Bradford, an outspoken conservative who served as an adviser to Republican Patrick Buchanan’s presidential campaign last year, died Wednesday. He was 58.

The cause of death was not disclosed in a statement issued by the University of Dallas, where Bradford was an English professor.

President Reagan once picked Bradford to head the National Endowment for the Humanities, but his ultra-conservative views prompted the White House to seek another candidate.

Bradford once said that scholarly research proved Abraham Lincoln was a racist who used the Civil War as a tool to advance his political career. Kenneth Dole

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) - Kenneth Dole, an oil lease broker and brother of U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., died Friday of cancer. He was 68. Jose F. Duval

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) - Jose F. Duval, the actor and singer perhaps best known as the original coffee planter Juan Valdez in television commercials for Colombian coffee, died Feb. 27 at the age of 72.

A native of Havana, Duval came to the United States when he was 20. He appeared in a production of ″Die Fledermaus″ at New York’s Metropolitan Opera before venturing into musical theater and movies.

His musical credits include ″The King and I,″ ″Kismet″ and ″South Pacific.″ His film credits include ″The Cardinal″ and ″The Mambo Kings.″ M.E. Hall

DENTON, Texas (AP) - M.E. ″Gene″ Hall, founder of an influential jazz program at the University of North Texas, died Thursday of a heart attack. He was 79.

Hall founded the jazz music program at North Texas in 1947 and established a program leading to a jazz degree. Under his leadership, many musical groups flourished, including the widely-acclaimed One O’Clock Lab Band, which has received four Grammy nominations.

In 1959, he joined the faculty at Michigan State and set up that school’s jazz program.

Hall later was chairman of the music departments at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif. George J. Keegan

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Maj. Gen. George J. Keegan Jr., a former intelligence officer who often warned that the United States was underestimating Soviet military might, died Wednesday after suffering a stroke in January. He was 72.

A much-decorated World War II combat pilot, Keegan retired in 1977 after five years as assistant chief of staff for intelligence at Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon.

He flew 56 combat missions during World War II and served in Vietnam in the late 1960s. Douglas Marland

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) - Douglas Marland, an Emmy-winning writer for ″As the World Turns,″ died Saturday of complications from surgery earlier in the week. He was 58.

Marland, a former actor, began his daytime serial writing career as an associate writer for ″Another World,″ where he won an Emmy for his work during the 1974-75 season.

He later became head writer on ″The Doctors,″ ″General Hospital″ and ″The Guiding Light.″ He won his second and third Emmys in 1980-81 and 1981-82 while working on ″The Guiding Light.″ He became principal writer of ″As The World Turns″ in 1985. Michel Riquet

PARIS (AP) - Michel Riquet, a Jesuit priest who defied the Nazis during World War II and helped more than 500 Allied pilots escape from France, died Friday. He was 94.

Riquet became a Resistance fighter during the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, openly defying the policies of the collaborationist Vichy regime.

He helped more than 500 Allied pilots escape from France and was arrested by the Nazi Gestapo in January 1944.

He was deported to the Mathausen and Dachau concentration camps, and was freed by Allied soldiers in May 1945.

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