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Saul Alinsky
Birth: Jan. 30, 1909
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1972
Carmel-by-the-Sea
Monterey County
California, USA

Community Organizer. Saul Alinsky is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. Alinsky's teachings influenced Barack Obama in his early career as a community organizer on the far South Side of Chicago. Working for Gerald Kellman's Developing Communities Project, Obama learned and taught Alinsky's methods for community organizing. Several prominent national leaders have been influenced by Alinsky's teachings, including Ed Chambers, Tom Gaudette, Michael Gecan, Wade Rathke, and Patrick Crowley. Alinsky is often credited with laying the foundation for the grassroots political organizing that dominated the 1960s. Jack Newfield writing in New York Magazine included Alinsky among "the purest avatars of the [populist] movement," along with Ralph Nader, Cesar Chavez, and Jesse Jackson. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Helene S. Simon Alinsky (1909 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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Burial:
Zion Gardens Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Mount Mayriv
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ron Buchinski
Record added: Oct 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43644932
Saul Alinsky
Added by: Ron Buchinski
 
Saul Alinsky
Added by: Jim Craig
 
Saul Alinsky
Added by: Jim Craig
 
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