Wednesday, September 14, 2011

SDS founder, political philosopher, and musician Carl Ogelsby has died

Carl Oglesby, president of the New Left group Students for a Democratic Society from 1965 to 1966, political philosopher, activist,  and musician has died at age 76.

Boston Herald: "Born in 1935 and an undergraduate at Kent State University, Oglesby was years older than Gitlin and other ’60s student radicals he befriended and was living a much straighter life at the time he met them. He was married, with three children, and was working for a defense contractor. But while studying part time at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, he was so disgusted by the Vietnam War and so taken with the then-emerging Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), and the society with him, that he soon became its president and most memorable orator."