William Linder

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Monsignor William J. Linder is an American community development leader, and founder of New Community Corporation.[1] He is a 1991 MacArthur Fellow.
Portrait Painting by artist Luis Alvarez Roure

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Linder was born in West New York, NJ and attended Saint Peter's Prep in Jersey City, NJ graduating in 1954. He then graduated from Seton Hall University with a BA, and from Fordham University with an MA and PhD.[2] The New Community Corporation was formed in response the 1967 Newark riots. Joseph Matara is now chief operating officer, and is the designated successor.[3]

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