Lillian Gobitas Klose




Age: 90


Summary: plaintiff in the Minersville School District vs. Gobitis case whose refusal (on religious grounds) to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as a seventh grader in a Pennsylvania public school in 1935 ignited national indignation and a rolling legal fight that led to an expansion of First Amendment rights.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: November 2, 1923


Died: August 22, 2014


Location: Fayetteville, Georgia