Madalyn Murray O'Hair

 

 

Age: 76

 

Summary: atheist activist better known as the founder and spokeswoman of the atheist movement organization American Atheists who had served as its first president from 1963 to 1986 and was best known for the Murray v. Curlett lawsuit, which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending government-sponsored prayer in American public schools across the nation.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by dismemberment

 

Born: April 13, 1919

 

Died: September 29, 1995

 

Location: San Antonio, Texas