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(short resume) DAVID ECKLEIN January 30, 2016 Born Fargo, ND December 15, 1940 - third generation Swedish-American – youth in Cedar Falls IA Pursued science and technology since childhood. As a high school science fair project, designed and constructed a 3200 tube digital computer capable of playing checkers with a human. Won 2nd place at National Science Fair in 1959 and received a General Motors scholarship to MIT. Graduated MIT in 1963 with BSEE - early professional computer work with IBM (1958-1971). Subsequent career in computer aided design software development. Current retirement business DBA Diacad Associates in Rumney NH designing, assembling, and repairing personal computers. Married to Marcosa J Santiago MD since 1977. Foreign travel as tourist: Scandinavia and Soviet Union 1968 GDR (German Democratic Republic) 1970, 1976, 1982, 1985 Philippines 1978, 1980, 1982, 2007, 2010, 2014 China and DPRK (North Korea) 2008 New Zealand 2009 (younger brother Bryce lives there with his family). Sweden 2011. Foreign travel for business: Participated in Utrecht trade fair, exhibiting computer graphics software for personal computers (Netherlands, 1982). Professional associations: Past member of ACM and IEEE. Newsletter editor and Vice President of New England Computer Society (NECS) during 1980s. Progressive political activities: Member of early '60s student anti-war group while at MIT, "Rational Approach to Disarmament and Peace" (RADP). Joined staff of MIT student newspaper and wrote articles against nuclear war. After MIT, joined the early Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and attended early civil rights and antiwar mass demonstrations in Washington DC, starting with the 1963 March On Washington - was present when Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech. Left SDS when it became factional, then volunteered with Frank Wilkinson's National Committee to Abolish HUAC (House Unamerican Activities Committee) and other similar organizations. In the 1970s and 1980s, worked with the US Committee for Friendship with the GDR, often entertaining and hosting Boston area visitors from the GDR. Always registered in the Democratic Party, generally supported the most progressive voices within that party; from being a precinct captain for Shirley Chisholm's presidential campaign in 1972 to supporting Dennis Kucinich in his similar issue-oriented 2004 and 2008 campaigns. At present actively supporting the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. In New Hampshire since 1975, long-time member of Plymouth Area Peace Action. Participate in local Democratic Party activities when appropriate to further a more progressive agenda among rank and file members. Work for single payer universal health care, assisting wife (Marcosa J Santiago MD) who was Chair of Granite State Physicians for a National Health Program, now Emeritus but still active. Trying to stir interest in NH independent political activity (NH Progressive Organizing Project, website www.nhprog.org ), but for the present, staying with the Democratic Party.
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