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Biography: Carl Oglesby


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Carl Oglesby was born in Ohio. After graduating from Kent State University, he worked in Michigan as a technical editor for a defense contractor.

Oglesby was radicalized by the Vietnam War. In 1965 he was elected president of the Students for a Democratic Society, a group that organized opposition to the war. Oglesby went on to teach politics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dartmouth College.

In 1972 Oglesby was one of the founders of the Assassination Information Bureau. His writings include the afterword in the book written by Jim Garrison (On the Trial of the Assassins). Oglesby is also the co-author of Containment and Change (1967) and the editor of The New Left Reader (1969). Oglesby is also the author of three books on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and related topics such as Watergate: The Politics Of Conspiracy (1975), The Yankee and Cowboy War: Conspiracies from Dallas to Watergate and Beyond (1976), Who Killed JFK? (1991) and The JFK Assassination: The Facts and the Theories (1992).

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