Ted Kaczynski Updates Listing In Harvard Alumni Directory

The Unabomber won’t be able to make it to the 50th Anniversary of his graduation from Harvard, but curious classmates can now be aware of his current status:

Ted Kaczynski — the domestic terrorist known as the Unabomber, who is serving life in prison for sending deadly mail bombs — will not be able to attend his 50th class reunion at Harvard College. But he did contribute a bizarre entry to the alumni report for the class of 1962.

While many of his classmates sent in lengthy updates on their lives for the 2½-inch-thick “red book,” the entry for Theodore John Kaczynski contains only nine lines.

The listing says his occupation is “prisoner,” and his home address is “No. 04475-046, US Penitentiary — Max, P.O. Box 8500, Florence, CO 8126-8500.”

Under the awards section, the listing says, “Eight life sentences, issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, 1998.”

He lists one publication under his name, “Technological Slavery,” published by Feral House in 2010. In addition, he indicates that he lived in Eliot House, a student residence at Harvard.

Kaczynski’s name was also included in a state-by-state listing of the alumni at the back of the book.

The widow of one of Kaczynski’s victims said she was “disappointed in Harvard.”

Susan Mosser — widow of Thomas Mosser, a 50-year-old advertising executive who was killed in December 1994 when a package exploded in the kitchen of their New Jersey home — said: “Kaczynski is a con artist. He’s a serial killer; he’s a murderer. . . . Everything is a game for him to push people’s buttons.”

She said she thinks that if Harvard did not publish ­Kaczynski’s information, he would have tried to sue the school for excluding it.

A Harvard Alumni Association spokesman confirmed that Kaczynski submitted the entry and said it was considered to be within the guidelines set for the book, which is titled, “Harvard and Radcliffe Classes of 1962 — Fiftieth Anniversary Report.”

The books are ultimately by the alumni for the alumni, the spokesman said.

“I don’t fault them on that,” said one of Kaczynski’s classmates, John Higginson, who now lives in Arizona and is participating in the reunion events in Cambridge this week.

He is one of yours, men of the Harvard Class of 1962.

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  1. To be fair, Kaczynski is not the only Havard grad with blood on his hands. He just made the mistake of not getting elected President before he started killing people.