Milestones, Mar. 12, 1979

DIED. Dewey Bartlett, 59, former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma; of lung cancer; in Tulsa, Okla. A millionaire oilman and rancher, Bartlett was elected his state's first Roman Catholic (and second Republican) Governor in 1966, and after losing a re-election bid four years later, won his Senate seat in 1972. Deeply conservative, he became best known in Washington as the Senate's staunchest defender of oil and gas company interests. Aware of his illness, Bartlett chose not to seek another term, retiring from the Senate in January.

DIED. Mustafa Barzani, 75, Kurdish nationalist leader who waged...

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