Milestones, Jan. 23, 1978

DIED. Hubert H. Humphrey, 66, ebullient former Vice President and longtime Senator from Minnesota, who became the Democratic Party's liberal spokesman; of cancer; in Waverly, Minn, (see NATION).

DIED. Lee Metcalf, 66, liberal, three-term Democratic Senator from Montana; of natural causes; in Helena, Mont. An archetypical Western populist who was respected by his senatorial peers as an orator and constitutional expert, Metcalf was a strong advocate of bills favoring consumer, environmental and labor causes.

DIED. Spruille Braden, 83, outspoken ambassador to three Latin American countries who became Assistant Secretary of State for American Republic Affairs (1945-47); of a heart ailment; in Los Angeles....

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