Stuart Davis, former head of Great Western Financial Corp., died Saturday. He was 81.

Mr. Davis, who had a major role in developing the adjustable-rate home mortgage, was chief executive of Great Western from 1964 to 1979. He was chairman from 1964 to 1981 and a director until 1990.

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