John Lewis Selover, publisher of the Christian Science Monitor, died on Aug. 1. Cause of death was not released. He was 72.
The son of Christian Scientists, Selover became a Christian Science practitioner (spiritual healer) in 1975. He worked as the church’s manager of community and public affairs during the 1970s, and was elected to the Christian Science board of directors in the 1980s.
In 1998, Selover was named manager of the Christian Science Publishing Society, which publishes the Christian Science Monitor in Boston. During his tenure as publisher, the daily newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its political cartoons and expanded its online presence.