Richard W. Clarkson '56 of Leverett House died of cancer yesterday at his home in Baltimore.
Although he had been ill for two years, Clark son captained the Leverett House basketball team and played House football last year. A Romance Languages major, he was also the winner in an honorary Harvard College Scholarship, and a Group II student.
Arnold M. Soloway, Allston Burr Senior Tutor of Leverett House, praised Clarkson highly. "He did brilliantly and was a lively student," Soloway said. Clarkson prepared at Friends School in Baltimore.
Clarkson's illness had forced him to go home periodically for X-ray treatments, and in November he took a leave of absence.
His roommates, James L. Howse '56, and Harry E. Brawley '56 will act as pall bearers at the funeral, in Baltimore.