Edward L. Schempp



Age: 95


Summary: social activist who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1963 (School District of Abington Township v. Schempp) which effectively banned Bible-reading in schools, who had sued his children's school district in Abington, Pennsylvania after his son was punished for refusing to read the Bible in school (his family were strict Unitarians).



Cause of Death: Heart failure


Born: February 29, 1908


Died: November 8, 2003


Location: Hayward, California