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George Richard Tiller
Birth: Aug. 8, 1941
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 31, 2009
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Physician. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1963 and its medical school in 1967, and served in the Navy from 1968 to 1970. In August, 1970, his parents, sister and brother-in-law were killed in an aircraft accident, after which he abandoned his career plan to become a dermatologist and took over his father's medical practice. George Tiller's practice included family planning and reproductive health services, and he became nationally famous as a frequent target of anti-abortion activists, both violent and peaceful. His clinic was bombed in 1985, and in 1993 he was shot in both arms. Often investigated by anti-abortion government officials, including state Attorney General and county District Attorney Phil Kline, in 2005 his conduct was reviewed after a patient died of sepsis following the termination of her pregnancy, but he was not charged with a crime. In March, 2009 he was acquitted on 19 counts of performing late term abortions without obtaining a second opinion. In early May, 2009 Tiller asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into incidents of vandalism at his clinic, including cut electrical wires and plugged drain pipes, which produced damage that caused him to close his offices until repairs were made. Dr. Tiller was shot to death by an anti-abortion activist with a history of violence during worship services at Wichita's Reformation Lutheran Church. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jun 02, 2009
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George Richard Tiller
Added by: Bill McKern
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