John Maher

Author of Learning from the Sixties: Memoir of an Organizer

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Born and raised in Houston, Texas, John Maher became a political activist soon after graduating from Harvard College. In the sixties, he was a New Left organizer and a leader of Vietnam Summer as well as the anti-war movement. He taught in the Boston and Somerville public schools, led the Education Department at Oxfam America, and later developed Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts into a major political force. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, Ellen Sarkisian.