Associated Press, Mar. 30, 2003
NEW YORK (AP) – Milton Henschel, who served as a member of the governing body of Jehovah’s Witnesses since 1971, died on March 22. He was 82.
Since 1992, he was the president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society Inc. of Pennsylvania, and the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society Inc. of New York State. The two corporations are used by the Christian group to conduct their business affairs. He also served as president of the International Bible Students Association.
Henschel underwent several years of religious training at Jehovah’s Witness institutions in New York. He became a minister in the group in the 1930s and oversaw ministry activity in 150 countries.
Henschel had been a member of the staff at the Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters since 1939.