Winfred Wyatt "Win" Adams, 88, who served as Cabinet secretary in the early months of former Gov. Ronald Reagan's first term and, later, as chairman of the State Water Resources Control Board, died Saturday at an assisted living center in Woodland, Calif., near Sacramento, following a brief illness.
Born in 1917 in Warren, Ark., Adams served more than 20 years in the military, including 21 months in the European theater during World War II. After his discharge in 1959, Adams settled in San Diego and eventually went to work for the California Republican Party, helping to elect Reagan governor in 1966.
The next year, Reagan appointed him Cabinet secretary, a position in which Adams helped facilitate the day-to-day dealings of the governor's office with various departments of state government.
In 1970, Adams was appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board, where he served for nine years.
He had been a resident of El Macero in Yolo County for 28 years.
Marcia Lieberman -- The mother of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.), who spoke to seniors about healthcare and Social Security during her son's campaign for vice president and president, died Sunday in Stamford, Conn. Shortly after her son lost the 2000 election, she told him, "You know, sweetheart, a life was not lost. A race was lost."
She was 90.