Jerry Rubin

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Birthday
14, 1938
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 28, 1994 (56)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
14, 1938
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 28, 1994 (56)

About

Counterculture leader during the 1960's and 70's who was most notably one of the Chicago Seven, which was the name given to the seven defendants charged with conspiracy to incite a riot during the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Before Fame

He dropped out of Berkeley and worked as an activist on behalf of numerous social causes.

Trivia

He co-organized the protest of the 1968 Democratic National Convention that grew into a riot, and did not temper his attitude one bit in the resulting trial; at one point showing up for a hearing in a judge's robes.

Family Life

Orphaned as a young adult, he and his brother moved to Israel to work on a kibbutz.

Associated With

Abbie Hoffman was the leader of the Chicago Seven, and co-founded with him the protest political group, Youth International Party.