William P. Ford

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: former Wall Street lawyer who spent more than 20 years trying to bring high-ranking military officials to justice after his sister and three other American churchwomen were murdered in El Salvador's civil war in the 1980's, but who had been an influential figure in the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, which in became Human Rights First in 2004.

 

 

Cause of Death: Esophageal cancer

 

Born: April 28, 1936

 

Died: June 1, 2008

 

Location: Montclair, New Jersey