Meet JBS President John F. McManusPosted: November 11, 2011
John F. McManus is the president of The John Birch Society and publisher of The New American magazine. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Holy Cross College along with a commission in the United States Marine Corps. He served three years of active duty as an electronics engineer. During that time he won an award from the Air Force for designing a component used in fighter aircraft. Then, in 1966, John accepted a full-time position with The John Birch Society, working closely Robert Welch, the founder of the organization. Currently, he resides with his wife, Mary, in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
He is the author of several books, including Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America’s Military; Financial Terrorism: Hijacking America Under the Threat of Bankruptcy; William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment; and The Insiders.
Fun fact: Although he lived in New York, John is a Boston Red Sox fanatic.