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Arthur Kropp, Advocate for Civil Liberties, Dies at 37

June 21, 1995 1 min read

Arthur J. Kropp, 37, the president of People for the American Way, has died.

The head of the civil-liberties advocacy group died June 12 in his Washington home of AIDS, the organization said in a statement.

Mr. Kropp joined People for the American Way in 1984 and was appointed its president in 1987. Under his direction, membership in the Washington-based group swelled to about 300,000.

He also expanded the organization’s lobbying and research programs as it branched out into new activities and issues--including education.

In recent years, the group has closely monitored such education-related issues as prayer and censorship in public schools.

A version of this article appeared in the June 21, 1995 edition of Education Week as Arthur Kropp, Advocate for Civil Liberties, Dies at 37