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Missouri Schools Chief Dies

By The Associated Press — January 21, 2009 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the January 21, 2009 edition of Education Week