Whole Grains Council Founder K. Dun Gifford dead at age 71

K. Dun Gifford
Photo by Porter Gifford, from the New York Times

K. Dun Gifford, pictured above, passed away last Sunday from a heart attack.

It sounds like he led a truly rich and amazing life: He survived the wreck of the Andrea Doria, witnessed first-hand the assasination of Robert F. Kennedy, served in the Navy, successfully navigated the Constellation to an America’s Cup victory, started a cookie company with now-Senator John Kerry, was friends with Julia Child, founded the Whole Grains Council, and was founder and president of the Oldways Presidential Trust, a non-profit focused on improving diet and nutrition.

Read the entire New York Times obituary on K. Dun Gifford.

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May 18, 2010 10:50 am

Thank you so much for re-posting the New York Times obit about Dun. The staff here at Oldways really appreciates it.