Daniel EllsbergEllsberg in 2018BornApril 7, 1931(age 88)Chicago,...

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    Daniel Ellsberg
    Ellsberg in 2018
    BornApril 7, 1931(age 88)
    EducationHarvard University(AB, PhD)
    King's College, Cambridge
    Cranbrook Schools
    EmployerRAND Corporation
    Known forPentagon Papers,
    Ellsberg paradox
    Spouse(s)Carol Cummings (divorced)
    Patricia Marx (m. 1970)
    ChildrenRobertandMary Ellsberg(1st marriage)
    Michael Ellsberg(2nd marriage)
    AwardsRight Livelihood Award

    On January 3, 1973, Ellsberg was charged under theEspionage Act of 1917 along with other charges of theft and conspiracy, carrying a total maximum sentence of 115 years. Due to Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr.governmental misconduct and illegal evidence-gathering, and the defense byLeonard Boudinand Harvard Law School professorCharles Nesson,dismissed all charges against Ellsberg on May 11, 1973.

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