Milestones Aug. 5, 1996

DIED. ROBERT WILENTZ, 69, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court; of cancer; in New York City. Wilentz's court issued rulings that allowed expert testimony on the "battered-woman syndrome" in homicide cases and sanctioned public notification of the residency of sex offenders.

DIED. HAMILTON FISH, 70, New York Republican elected to Congress 13 times; of cancer; in Washington. The fourth generation in his family to serve in Congress--and to bear the name Hamilton--Fish helped pass the Fair Housing Act of 1988 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DIED. PETER LUDWIG, 71, chocolate manufacturer and art connoisseur; of a ruptured colon;...

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