In Memory, 2007

This list is culled from this morning’s New York Times, with the exception of the last entry, which is breaking, tragic, and unsettling for the future.

Here are those of significance (good,bad, or ugly) to peace and justice who passed during the year.

January

Teddy Kollek, 95, longtime mayor of Jerusalem.

Art Buchwald, 81, newspaper humorist.

E. Howard Hunt, 88, agent who organized Watergate break-in.

Rev. Robert Drinan, 86, anti-war Congressman.


February

Molly Ivins, 62, Texas columnist.


March

Arthur Schlesinger, 89, historian of power.

Thomas F. Eagleton, 77, George McGovern’s running mate for 18 days.


April

Kurt Vonnegut, 84, novelist who caught the imagination of his age.

Pat Buckley, 80, writer’s wife and socialite.

David Halberstam, 73, reporter and author.

Boris N. Yeltsin, 76, first freely elected leader of Russia.


May

Jerry Falwell, 73, leading religious conservative.


June

Jim Clark, 84, segregationist sheriff in Selma.

Richard Rorty, 75, American philosopher.

Ruth Bell Graham, 87, Billy’s wife.

Kurt Waldheim, 88, former U.N. chief.


July

Doug Marlette, 57, cartoonist who won the Pulitzer Prize.

Lady Bird Johnson, 94, eased a path to power.

Tammy Faye Bakker, 65, emotive evangelist.

Tom Snyder, 71, pioneer of late-night television.
 

August

Richmond Flowers, 88, Alabama attorney general who challenged George Wallace.

Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, 90, civil rights pioneer.

Brooke Astor, 105, aristocrat of the people.

Carolyn Goodman, 91, civil rights champion.

Michael Deaver, 69, shaped Reagan’s image.

Grace Paley, 84, writer and activist.

Richard Jewell, 44, hero of Atlanta Olympic bombing.


November

Paul W. Tibbets Jr., 92, pilot of Enola Gay.

Norman Mailer, 84, towering writer with matching ego.

Ian Smith, 88, defiant symbol of white rule in Africa.

Henry J. Hyde, 83, powerful House Republican who led impeachment of Clinton.

Roger B. Smith, 82, led General Motors in turbulent times.


December

Benazir Bhutto, 54, Pakastani opposition leader and former Prime Minister.


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