Biography Jeffrey James Sharlet

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Biography Jeffrey James Sharlet


Birth: 1942 Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA

Death: Jun. 16, 1969, Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA

Jeffrey James Sharlet aka Jeffrey J. Sharlet aka J. J. Sharlet aka Jeff Sharlet (1942-1969).

Anti-Vietnam War activist from a wealthy family, Students for a Democratic Society

(SCS) member, University of Indiana at Bloomington graduate, failed University of Chicago PhD candidate.

Founder of the underground newspaper, Vietnam GI (VGI).

His parents' wealth allowed him to travel the world comfortably opposing

evil, the Vietnam War, militarism, racism, bombs, bullets, etc. etc.:

Paris, France (where he met Maria McDonald aka Maria Jolas 1893-1987);

Stockholm, Sweden; Kyoto, Japan and elsewhere.

Sharlet was one of thousands of addressees on the infamous 20 April 1971 letter from Nguy?n Châu Sa alias Nguy?n Th? Bình (1926-) to wealthy anti-American

activists.  Binh, on behalf of the Communists, thanked Sharlet and his

compatriots for sabotaging the Vietnam War and urged them on to more evil.

Binh originally served as the highest ranking Vietnamese delegate to the Paris Peace Talks (1968-1973).

Died of kidney trouble ironically in the Miami Veterans Administration (VA)

Hospital at taxpayer expense; the building is now also ironically the

Miami Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134.

Father: Julian W. Sharlet (1916-1992);

Mother: Eleanor C. Sharlet née Waldman (1920-) now of Greenport Cove, Boynton Beach, Florida 33437;

Brother: Robert S. Sharlet aka Robert Sharlet aka Bob Sharlet (1935-) who used to teach at Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, New York 12308.

Robert has a son unimaginatively named Jeffrey Charles Sharlet aka Jeff Sharlet (1972-), 63 3rd Place, apartment 4R, Brooklyn, New York 11231-4047.  Girl friend is Julia Ann Rabig.  They like the northeast where the DNA is repetitious: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lyme, New Hampshire, and Norwich, Vermont---money is never an object with the limousine left.

Brother Bob has a pompous streak as evidenced in this tripe from 2010:

"For decades I labored in the groves of academe. The Soviet Union and then Russia were my beat. Fascinating journey, lived in Moscow, conferenced all over Europe, wrote a great deal about it all. Though limited expertise, always interested in Vietnam. Taught the war for many years at Union College, a kind of memorial to Brother Jeff. How did my books prepare me for doing a memoir on Jeff? Not at all, that was social

science, law no less. Well at least I was a skilled researcher, right?

Wrong. Studying Soviet law meant reading treatises, monographs, and occasionally talking with jurists on trips back to Russia. Those conversations, welcome reader, didn’t resemble anything you’re familiar with. No personal questions allowed, just law and jurisprudence, and even then no attribution by name."

Just the kind of country the Sharlets would love to live in.

Family links:


  Julian W Sharlet (1916 - 1992)


Graceland Memorial Park, Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA?

Submitted: January 12, 2018

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