The last few years have seen the passing of several important figures from the founding years of CPTI:
John Randall died suddenly in Summer 2018. He and his wife Nina, a UN functionary, had given valuable assistance to CPTI in gaining UN accreditation. But above all he is remembered as the creator of the CPTI website.
Pedro Otaduy died in January 2012, at the early age of 53. Pedro had been the host at the 1994 conference in Hondarribia on the Basque coast where the decision to found CPTI was taken. For some years he was Treasurer, then, from 2006 until his death, President. See "Pedro Otaduy:la lucha de un insumiso" [a rebel's struggle] by Miguel Garcia de Andres, Pamida, 31134 Arre, Spain, 2014.
Marian Franz (1930 - 2013), Pedro's predecessor as President, had for many years been a tireless campaigner for th national Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund in the United States. Earlier, she and her husband Deton, a baptist minister, had been important supporters of Martin Luther King. See the collection of her writings "A Persistent Voice" Eds. David Bassettt, Steve Ratzlaff and Tim Godshall, Cascadia, Telford PA, 2009.