A Democrat from Ohio, he said the 1990 population data missed more than two million Black Americans and shortchanged the nation’s older cities.
Author: Sam Roberts
Mike Pride, Who Proved a Regional Newspaper Could Work, Dies at 76
For 25 years he was editor of The Concord Monitor, an award-winning go-to source every four years for national reporters covering the New Hampshire presidential primary.
Fred Siegel, Urban Historian and a Former Liberal, Is Dead at 78
His books traced his transformation from a Democratic Socialist in New York to neoconservative partisan for Rudolph Giuliani and Donald Trump.
Roy Saltman, Who Warned About Hanging Chads, Dies at 90
He foresaw the problems with punch-card ballots that benumbed the nation after Florida’s chaotic vote in the 2000 presidential election. His warnings went largely unheeded.
Bud Shuster, Unabashed ‘Asphalt King’ of Congress, Dies at 91
A Pennsylvania Republican, he targeted a disproportionate share of federal highway funds to his Appalachian district during his 28 years in the House.
Lawrence McKenna, New York Judge in High-Profile Cases, Dies at 89
He ruled against the Giuliani administration on issues involving homelessness and free speech. He also revoked the citizenship of a Brooklyn man who had aided Nazis.
Russell Pearce, Fiery Foe of Illegal Immigration, Dies at 75
As an Arizona state senator, he sponsored what came to be known as the “show me your papers” law, requiring the police to demand documentation from those they detained.
Blake Hounshell, ‘On Politics’ Editor at The Times, Dies at 44
He was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine and a top editor at Politico before overseeing The Times’s popular political newsletter.
Milton Viorst, Writer Who Chronicled the Middle East, Dies at 92
He wrote that the Six-Day War was a necessary prelude to peace, but he also warned that the conflict would continue without Palestinian statehood.
John Y. Brown Jr., KFC Mogul and Kentucky Governor, Dies at 88
Though his political career was brief, after storming to victory with a former Miss America by his side, he made millions by buying the fried chicken chain.