Milestones: Jul. 27, 1987

DIED. Nathan Perlmutter, 64, national director of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith since 1979; of lung cancer; in New York City. Born of Polish immigrant parents, Perlmutter originally joined the A.D.L. in 1949 to handle civil rights operations in Denver. Last month he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by Ronald Reagan, who cited "his life work to champion human dignity."

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