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Losing a principled civil rights advocate

January 06, 2006

Re "Frank Wilkinson, 91; Civil Libertarian," obituary, Jan. 5

I was horribly saddened to read of Frank Wilkinson's passing. I had the honor of working with Frank for two decades as a graphic artist. While he had a gentle personality, he was a fierce fighter for civil rights for all people of all political persuasions. He showed no favoritism -- taking on the left (Sen. Ted Kennedy) and the right (Sen. Orrin Hatch) in his zeal to protect the 1st Amendment.

In an age when principled people are few and far between, Frank stood as a beacon for those who stood their ground against the infringement of their constitutional rights. If only we had another Frank Wilkinson to lead the fight against what is happening today.

LEWIS S. SNOW

La Crescenta

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