Milestones: Jun. 17, 1985

DIED. George Brown, 70, British politician who served as deputy leader of the Labor Party, Minister for Economic Affairs and Foreign Secretary in the 1960s, but whose silver-tongued persuasiveness as a parliamentarian and popularity with ordinary people were tarnished by drink and an intolerance of social and diplomatic niceties; after surgery for severe internal bleeding; in Truro, England. A contender for the party leadership in 1963, he lost to Harold Wilson, and was named a life peer in 1970 (down-to-earthily choosing Lord George-Brown as his title).

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