1939 – Born on the 31st of December in the Queens borough of New York City.
– He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1967 – After winning a student council election at Berkeley, he was suspended for "using an unauthorized microphone" in a protest against the Vietnam War.
1976 – Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate.
1980 – He came to disagree with this policy in favor of democratic socialism.
2002 – Green Party candidate for California governor.
2003 – Ran for California recall election where he placed 4th in a field of 135 candidates with 2.4 percent of the vote.
2004 – Selected by independent candidate Ralph Nader as his vice-presidential running mate.
2006 – Candidate for the California gubernatorial election on the Green Party ticket.
2007 – Announced that he has been diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma.