- The Washington Times - Monday, March 5, 2007

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — William Robert Anderson, a former U.S. congressman and captain of the USS Nautilus on its historic under-the-ice trips to the North Pole, died Feb. 25 in Leesburg after a brief illness. He was 85.

Born in Bakerville, Tenn., he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1942.

Capt. Anderson took command of the Nautilus, the first atomic-powered submarine, in 1957, when it cruised to within 180 miles of the North Pole. The next year he and his crew of 115 made the first voyage from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean by passing under the ice of the North Pole.

His awards include the Legion of Merit and a Bronze Star.

After retiring from the Navy in 1962, Capt. Anderson served as a consultant to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, helping to create the Peace Corps. In 1964, he was elected to his first of four terms in Congress representing the 6th District of Tennessee.

In 1973, Capt. Anderson became chairman of the board of directors of Digital Management Corp. He also served as director for Atlantic Union before founding the data management firm Public Management Corp. with his wife.

Marjabelle Stewart, 82, etiquette maven

KEWANEE, Ill. (AP) — Marjabelle Young Stewart, the author of more than 20 books and ruler of the “White Gloves” and “Blue Blazers” children’s etiquette empires, died March 3 of pneumonia at a nursing home. She was 82.

Mrs. Stewart’s career took her to the White House to teach manners to the daughters of Presidents Johnson and Nixon.

She later became a fixture on the talk-show circuit.

Mrs. Stewart was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Marie and Clarence Cullen Bryant, a great-grandson of poet William Cullen Bryant. The couple divorced while she and her three sisters were young, and they were turned over to a local orphanage.

Although Mrs. Stewart often spoke of the rigors of her upbringing, she also credited the training she received there for her knowledge of etiquette, a granddaughter said.


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