I've Changed: Less hair, more waist! I wish it were the other
Arty Mikolajczyk still remains a great friend. As for the rest of
the class, through the years I have looked at the yearbook
pictures and I have nothing but happy memories.
I remember Mr. Furlong, who gave me the idea that reading
and writing and teaching could be a good and honorable way to
make a living.
I worked in Westinghouse on Pacific Avenue, 1953-1955. I
served in the US army from 1955 to 1957. I attended Jersey
City State College from 1957 to 1961 and graduated with a BA.
I married Katherine Burke in 1961. I attended University of
Pennsylvania Grad School 1961-1962 and obtained an MA. I
taught English from 1962 to 1966 at Abington, PA. "Master
Teacher" at University of Pennsylvania 1966 to 1968. I was
speechwriter for Richard NIxon (1968 campaign) and 1969 to
1970 in the White House. I was assistant director United States
Information Agency 1970. Worked with Sen. Jim Buckley
1972-1976. From 1977 - 1995 worked for Republican Leader of
the US House of Representatives, Bob Michel.
Currently I am a writer of book reviews (published) and fiction
(thus far, unpublished).
Editor's Note: Publication date Nov 2003, by St. Martin Press, One Hell of a
Candidate , by William Gavin.
Birthday- March 3
Married Katherine Burke in 1961