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John H. Michener, Social Security Administration official and activist, dies

John H. Michener, Social Security Administration official and activist, dies

John H. Michener, a retired Social Security Administration official who was a civic activist and served on the city’s zoning appeals board, died Feb. 17 from pneumonia at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 92.

John Harold Michener was the son of John Morrison Michener, a high school science teacher, and Anna Jane Baker, a homemaker. He was born and raised in Wichita, Kan., and graduated from high school there.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in 1948, also from Kansas.

In 1952, he was awarded a doctorate in constitutional law from the University of California at...

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