John Froines

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John Froines
John Radford Froines

(1939-05-31)May 31, 1939
DiedJuly 13, 2022(2022-07-13) (aged 83)
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (BS)
Yale University (MS, PhD)

John Radford Froines (June 13, 1939 – July 13, 2022)[1] was an American chemist and anti-war activist. He was known as a member of the Chicago Seven.[2] He was charged with the Chicago Seven for causing the riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He and Lee Weiner were the only two defendants to be acquitted by the jury on both of the counts charged against them[3] and the contempt of court findings

At the time of his arrest, he was a professor at Goddard College in Vermont.[4][5] He later served as the Director of Toxic Substances at the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration as well. He later worked at the University of California, Los Angeles.[6][7] He retired in 2011.[8]

Froines died on July 13, 2022 at a hospital in Santa Monica, California from problems caused by Parkinson's disease, aged 83.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Donald M.. Bain (1969). "Froines, John R." International Chemistry Directory, 1969-70. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  2. Alan M. Dershowitz (14 May 2004). The Trial of the Chicago Seven. America on Trial. ISBN 9780759511033. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  3. "John Froines". University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. Archived from the original on December 11, 2010. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  4. B. Bruce-Briggs (1979). The New Class?. ISBN 9781412829557. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
  5. US Government hires 'Chicago Seven' Radical. 16 February 1978. Retrieved September 5, 2011.
  6. Schallert, Amanda (15 July 2013). "UCLA professor resigns from air quality panel". University of California, Los Angeles Daily Bruin. Los Angeles. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  7. Schallert, Amanda (27 September 2013). "State senators accuse UCLA of withholding professor's records". University of California, Los Angeles Daily Bruin. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  8. "Letter" (PDF).
  9. Risen, Clay (July 14, 2022). "John R. Froines, Chemist and Member of the Chicago Seven, Dies at 83". The New York Times. Retrieved July 14, 2022.