Published Online: January 21, 2009
Published in Print: January 21, 2009, as Missouri Schools Chief Dies

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Missouri Schools Chief Dies

D. Kent King, a longtime superintendent who was Missouri's education commissioner for the past eight years, died Jan. 7. He was 65 and had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in October 2006.

Mr. King became the commissioner in September 2000 and was just the fourth person to hold that position since its creation in 1945.

Vol. 28, Issue 18, Page 5

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