Ted Kaczynski Biography

Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski, also known as the "Unabomber", is an American mathematician, philosopher, and serial murderer. He is known for his wide-ranging social critiques, which opposed industrialization and modern technology while advancing a nature-centered form of anarchism. Between 1978 and 1995, Kaczynski engaged in a nationwide bombing campaign against people involved with modern technology, planting or mailing numerous home-made bombs, ultimately killing a total of three people and injuring 23 others.

Kaczynski was born and raised in Evergreen Park, Illinois. While growing up in Evergreen Park he was a child prodigy, excelling academically from an early age. Kaczynski was accepted into Harvard University at the age of 16, where he earned an undergraduate degree. He subsequently earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan. He became an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley in 1967 at age 25. He resigned two years later.

While at Harvard, Kaczynski was among the twenty-two Harvard undergraduates used as guinea pigs in ethically questionable experiments conducted by Henry Murray. In the experiment each student received a code name. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ted Kaczynski
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Mathematician
Date of Birth:
May 22, 1942 (75)
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Ted Kaczynski Timeline
  • 1979-11-15
    A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.
  • 1996-06-18
    Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
  • 1998-01-08
    Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer
  • 1998-05-04
    A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.
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