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January 4, 2014

Goodbye to those we lost in 2013

NORMAN — The world said goodbye to a number of dignitaries and leaders in 2013. Last Saturday, The Transcript carried the January to June notables. Here is part 2 of the Associated Press story.

JULY:

William H. Gray III, 71. He rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first black majority whip. July 1.

Charles “Chuck” Foley, 82. His Twister game launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties. July 1.

Princess Fawzia, 92. Member of Egypt’s last royal family and the first wife of Iran’s later-deposed monarch. July 2.

Doug Engelbart, 88. Visionary who invented the computer mouse and developed other technology that has transformed the way people work, play and communicate. July 2.

Dennis Farina, 69. Onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on “Law & Order” during his wide-ranging career. July 22.

Emile Griffith, 75. Elegant world boxing champion whose career was overshadowed by the fatal beating he gave Bennie Paret in a 1962 title bout that darkened all of boxing. July 23.

Virginia Johnson, 88. Half of the husband-wife research team that transformed the study of sex in the 1960s and wrote two best-selling books on sexuality. July 24.

George P. Mitchell, 94. Billionaire Texas oilman, developer and philanthropist who was considered the father of fracking. July 26.

Lindy Boggs, 97. Former congresswoman and plantation-born Louisianan who fought for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House. July 27.

George “Bud” Day, 88. Medal of Honor recipient who spent 5? years as a POW in Vietnam and was Arizona Sen. John McCain’s cellmate. July 27.

David “Kidd” Kraddick, 53. High-octane radio and TV host of the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” show. July 27.

William Warren Scranton, 96. Former Pennsylvania governor, presidential candidate and ambassador to the United Nations. July 28.

Harry F. Byrd, 98. Champion of racial segregation and fiscal restraint who followed his father into the U.S. Senate. July 30.

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