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