Delano Lewis: Longtime Figure in Washington Whose Career Included Leading NPR

From a Washington Post obit by Brian Murphy headlined “Delano Lewis, who led NPR during divisive budget cuts, dies at 84”:

Delano Lewis, a longtime figure in Washington business and politics whose wide-ranging career included leading NPR during divisive budget battles and handling difficult diplomacy in South Africa as U.S. ambassador seeking to expand the fight against AIDS, died in Las Cruces, N.M.

For decades, Mr. Lewis wielded influence in roles such as adviser to D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and as chief executive at the former Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company from 1990 to 1993. Mostly, however, he remained out of the headlines.