John O. Gonzales




Age: 91


Summary: longtime civil rights activist and founding president of a Los Angeles, California council of the League of United Latin American Citizens who had helped to organize a class-action lawsuit against four Orange County school districts forcing Mexican children to attend schools separate from whites, in which the landmark case led to the end of segregation in California schools in 1947.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: March 29, 1915


Died: December 6, 2006


Location: Dana Point, California