Kaczynski, Ted

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Ted Kaczynski
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Kaczynski, Ted Gender: M
Theodore John Kaczynski
born on 22 May 1942
Place Chicago, Illinois, 41n51, 87w39
Timezone CWT h5w (is war time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Taglilatelo
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American terrorist, called the Unabomber. He was taken into custody on April 3, 1996 with overwhelming evidence of his guilt.

Kaczynski was a gifted child but was shy and aloof. As an infant, he was hospitalized for several weeks and the hospital staff discouraged the parents from visiting their child and prevented them from holding him in their rare visits. He reportedly was never the same. He excelled in school, skipping two grades and graduating at age 16. He obtained his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1962, with a major in mathematics, later earning his master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Michigan. He landed a fellowship grant to conduct research and published several papers. In 1967, he landed an assistant professor's position with the University of California at Berkeley. He resigned suddenly and without explanation in 1969, moving to a remote shack, living on very little, obtaining odd jobs when he needed money, and receiving a bit of financial support from his family.

In May 1978, a bomb was sent to a professor at Northwestern University. A security guard opened it and sustained minor injuries. Several bombs were sent by mail to others but did not cause much injury until December 11, 1985 when a computer store owner was killed. In 1987 a similar incident occurred and he was spotted wearing a hooded sweatshirt but not identified though sketches appeared in major newspapers. On June 24, 1993 a Yale University computer science professor with a distinguished reputation was sent a bomb and was injured when it exploded. The person who was then called the Unabomber sent a letter to the New York Times proclaiming that an anarchist group was responsible. Additional people were killed by these bombs on December 10, 1994 and on April 24, 1995, with Kaczynski mailing several letters to former victims, which became known as the "Manifesto." The still unidentified Kaczynski demanded that this 35,000-word "Manifesto" were printed in the newspapers, he would quit his bombing campaign. The document, arguing that technological progress was harmful and must be stopped" was published in the New York Times and Washington Post in September 1995.

Kaczynski's younger brother David recognized the writing style and ideas and after an anguished debate with himself, reported his brother to the police. The unabomber was arrested on April 3, 1996 at his cabin in a remote part of Montana. Lawyers tried to convince him to use the insanity plea, and a psychologist diagnosed paranoid schizophrenia but Kaczynski refused to plead insanity. He pled guilty on January 22, 1998 to avoid the death penalty. Although he later retracted his guilty plea, he was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment with no hope of appeal..

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  • Work : New Career 1967 (assistant professor)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1969 (left the university)
  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 1985 (with a bomb)
  • Social : Institutionalized - prison, hospital 3 April 1996 (imprisoned upon arrest)
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Source Notes

news reports


  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Traits : Personality : Solitary/ Introvert
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Treatment/Therapy (hospitalized as an infant)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (hospitalization and isolation from family)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Work : Unemployed more than 5 yrs
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide serial
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Terrorist
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases