Ronald H. Coase, 102, whose insights about why companies work effectively and when government regulation is unnecessary earned him a Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1991, died Monday in Chicago.
Frederik Pohl, 93, whose passion for science fiction while growing up led to a distinguished career as one of its most literate and politically sophisticated practitioners, though one who was skeptical about attempts to perfect society through scientific means, died Monday near Palatine, Ill.
Judith Glassman Daniels, 74, who blazed a trail for women in publishing and became the first woman to serve as top editor of Life magazine, died of cancer Sept. 1 in Union, Maine. She also was the founding editor-in-chief of Savvy.
Manson H. Whitlock, 96, one of the country's longest-serving repairmen of the clattering keyboard contraptions known as typewriters, died Aug. 28 in Bethany, Conn. He closed his shop in New Haven in June, when he was hospitalized with a kidney ailment, and had been on the job since 1930. Customers included William Manchester, Robert Penn Warren, Archibald MacLeish, John Hersey and A. Bartlett Giamatti.