Barry Commoner

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Barry Commoner
Marion County Voters Pamphlet, 1980
Born(1917-05-28)May 28, 1917
DiedSeptember 30, 2012(2012-09-30) (aged 95)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathNatural causes
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materColumbia University
Harvard University
OccupationBiologist, professor, and politician
Known forFailed nomination for the 1980 Presidential Election
Political partyCitizens Party
Spouse(s)Gloria Gordon (divorced),
Lisa Feiner (m. 1980–2012)
ChildrenWith Gordon:
Fredric Commoner,
Lucy Commoner

Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, professor, and politician. He is known for his failed 1980 Presidential Election campaign for which he was nominated to the Citizens Party.

Commoner was born on May 28, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. He was married to Gloria Gordon until they divorced. He was later married to Lisa Feiner from 1980 until his death in 2012. He died on September 30, 2012 in his home in Manhattan, New York from natural causes, aged 95.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Barry Commoner, Environmental Scientist and Scholar, Dies at 95". New York Times. October 1, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-01. Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers, died Sunday in Manhattan. He was 95 and lived in Brooklyn Heights.
  2. Dreier, Peter (2012-10-01). "Barry Commoner, Pioneering Environmental Scientist and Activist, Dies at 95". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-10-01.

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Works by or about Barry Commoner in libraries (WorldCat catalog)