Rensenbrink, John (1928 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

John Rensenbrink was born in Pease, MN in 1928. He worked on his family's dairy farm until he was 18, earning his high school diploma via correspondence course. He attended Calvin College (BA), the University of Michigan (MA), the University of Amsterdam as a Fulbright Scholar, and received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He spent time in East Africa during the 1960's working on educational projects and was active in the anti-Vietnam War and anti-nuclear power movements.

Rensenbrink taught political science at Bowdoin College until his retirement (1989) when he left to start the Maine Green Independent Party. He ran as its candidate for U.S. Senator from Maine in 1996 and worked as campaign manager for two, subsequent Green Party candidates in Maine. He is a founding member of the Green Party of the United States, remains active in Maine's Green Party activities and is currently Professor Emeritus, Bowdoin College.

Selected Bibliography

  • Against All Odds: The Green Transformation of American Politics (1999)