HWS President Mark D. Gearan was quoted in a story in The Worcester [Mass.] Telegram and Gazette about the death on Sunday, Jan. 28 of the Rev. Robert F. Drinan, a member of Congress from Massachusetts from 1971 to 1981.
Gearan volunteered for Drinan at age 12, interned summers as a Harvard undergraduate in 1976 and 1977, and was press secretary for his campaign in 1978. Gearan's wife, then Mary Herlihy, also worked in Drinan's congressional office, and Drinan married the couple in 1981. Drinan spoke at HWS as part of the President's Forum series in January 2000.
The Jan. 31 issue of the Finger Lakes Times also had a story on the two. Read First Congressman-priest was Gearan's mentor