Gerard F. Doherty was born and still lives in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated at Malden Catholic High School, Harvard University and Suffolk University Law School. He was a two-time State Representative and State Democratic Party Chairman. He was active in the campaigns of Jack, Bob and Ted Kennedy and became their friend. He was also involved in the presidential campaigns of Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter. He built a successful law practice with a specialty in real estate development. His wife Marilyn died in 2016.
I'm doing something crazy," he said. "Would you like to be my partner?"
Read the fascinating account of Vermont's Windsor Prison, and how Gerard came to buy it.
"In Windsor Prison" by Gene X Smith, American Heritage Magazine.