Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
1931 – Born on April 7th in Chicago, Illinois.
1951 – Married to Carol Cummings.
1952 – Received his B.A.and M.A. in Economics from Harvard University.
1954 – He served in the United States Marine Corps as a lieutenant.
1963 – Received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
1970 – Married to Patricia Marx.
1971 – He leaked Pentagon Papers to press.
1972 – The White House attempted to assassinate Ellsberg in Washington D.C.
– Wrote Papers on the Wars.
1974 – Appeared in the film Hearts and Minds.
2001-2002 – Wrote the book and memoir, ‘Risk, Ambiguity and Decision’ and ‘Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers’.
2004 – Appeared in the film Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire.
2005 – He camped out with Cindy Sheehan in Crawford, Texas to protest the US war on Iraq. He has been arrested about 70 times at various demonstrations and acts of civil disobedience, and jailed about 50 times.