Milestones, Mar. 26, 1973

Died. Dr. Kent S. Knutson, 48, a chemical engineer who entered the ministry at 23 in response to what he termed a "haunting call" from God, and in 1970 was elected president of the 2.5 million-member American Lutheran Church; of a rare disease of the central nervous system; in Minneapolis. An energetic, scholarly theologian, Knutson won the presidency from nine older candidates after the first open political campaigning in the denomination's history.

Died. Norvell Gillespie, 59, horticulturist and former garden editor (Sunset magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, San Francisco Chronicle) who designed...

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