Milton G. Henschel

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Milton G. Henschel (August 9, 1920 - March 22, 2003) was the person who succeded Frederick W. Franz as the president of Watchtower Society.

Milton Henschel relocated to Brooklyn as a teenager in 1934 when his father, Herman George Henschel, moved to the area to work on construction projects in the printeries and residence building for Jehovah's Witnesses. Over the years he filled various administrative capacities for the international organization headquarters. He became the president of the Society in 1992. He was in this office until 2000. In that year organizational changes took place. The Governing Body was separated from the Society's board of directors, which meant that Henschel and the other ones stepped down from their offices in the Society. Henschel remained a member of the Governing Body until his death.

Henschel was appointed secretary to Nathan H. Knorr in 1939 who was overseeing work at the Watchtower printery. Knorr continued to keep Henschel as his assistant after becoming president of the Watchtower Society in 1942. Henschel was often with Knorr in his travels, visiting at least 150 countries during this time. In 1963 Henschel was detained and tortured with a large group of Jehovah's Witnesses in Liberia during a religious conference. He returned just a few months later to meet with Liberia's president for the purpose of gaining freedom of worship for Jehovah's Witnesses.

Henschel married Lucille Bennett in 1956. According to his friends, Milton Henschel was know for being practical, flexible, reasonable and kind.

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