The retired GOP lawmaker had helped craft the bipartisan Americans With Disabilities Act and child healthcare legislation. He also shepherded the tax overhaul during the Trump administration.
Carl H. Rosner, who has died at age 93, did research for GE and later ran a supplier of materials for MRI scanning equipment.
Laura Paugh, who has died at age 67, overcame rocky starts in school and corporate life.
Charles P. McCormick Jr., who has died at age 93, came out of retirement to rescue the firm founded in 1889 by an uncle of his father.
The Netherlands-born executive became a symbol of the company’s soaring global ambitions, then was pushed out.
David M. Tracy, who has died at age 98, helped persuade Americans that matching hues were essential in bathrooms and bedrooms.
The actor and comedian’s voice was so recognizable that it was used in numerous commercials and films, voicing the Aflac duck and Iago in “Aladdin.”
Barney Baxter, who has died at age 96, applied methodical problem-solving skills at CF Industries and later at a maker of heart pumps.
The executive ran the company for more than 25 years and made it a giant in government-backed health coverage.
Eugene Melnyk, who has died at age 62, built up pharmaceutical company Biovail, then ran afoul of securities regulators.
The longtime actress best known for playing the sharp-tongued mother of George Costanza on the 90s sitcom “Seinfeld” and for voicing Mrs. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” films.
The Austrian-born executive gave up his plum AT&T job because he had always wanted to build a business from scratch. Heading a startup, he said, was “the most exciting thing to do.”
David J. Collins, who has died at age 86, created a system in the early 1960s to track railcars rumbling down the track.
Joseph Sugarman, who has died at age 83, made up for his flops with winners like early pocket calculators and BluBlocker sunglasses.
Taylor Hawkins joined the alternative rock band fronted by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl in 1997.
John V. Roach led a team developing an early home computer at electronics retailer RadioShack in 1977, then rode the product’s success to the CEO suite at parent Tandy Corp.
Edward “Ned” Johnson III, who transformed Fidelity Investments into an investing powerhouse and opened Wall Street to millions of Americans, has died. Mr. Johnson was 91 years old.
Stephen Wilhite created the format to solve a technical problem in 1987 and never cashed in on his creation.
As the nation’s top diplomat during the Clinton administration, she presided over U.S. diplomacy in the aftermath of the Cold War, renegotiating the nation’s relationship with Russia and advocating the enlargement of NATO by including former Soviet states.
Michael J. Cudahy, who has died at age 97, came up with a better way to record and analyze EKG tests.