Howard Salomon died Tuesday, according to his relatives.

Salomon, 82, a 40-year field underwriter at Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, New York, who helped lead a successful effort in the early 1960s to persuade insurers to remove questions about race from insurance applications.

Salomon was born in New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Salomon was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, Park Ridge, Ill., and he also served as president of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Life Underwriters, which is now the New York City Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

While president of the New York chapter of NALU, Salomon developed a legislative outreach program that became a model for legislative outreach efforts throughout the state.