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