Glasser, Ira

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GLASSER, Ira. American, b. 1938. Genres: Civil liberties/Human rights. Career: Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, NY, lecturer in mathematics, 1960-62; Current, associate editor, 1962-64, editor, 1964-67; New York Civil Liberties Union, associate director, 1967-70, executive director, 1970-78; American Civil Liberties Union, New York City, executive director, 1978-2001, now retired. Sarah Lawrence College, member of science and mathematics faculty, 1962-65; St. Vincent's Hospital Community Advisory Board, chair, 1970-72; Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Board, 1975-. Worked at Vacation Camp for the Blind, 1954-63. Writer. Publications: (with W. Gaylin, S. Marcus, and D. Rothman) Doing Good: The Limits of Benevolence, 1978; Visions of Liberty: The Bill of Rights for All Americans, 1991. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to magazines. Address: 290 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001-5704, U.S.A.