Donald S. Harrington
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Harrington graduated from the University of Chicago in 1939, and began preaching at the People's Liberal Church on Chicago's South Side. The same year, he married fellow seminary student Vilma Szantho (d. 1982). They had two children: Loni Hancock and David Harrington.
In the New York state election, 1966, Harrington ran for Lieutenant Governor of New York on the Liberal ticket with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. They were defeated by the incumbent Republicans Nelson Rockefeller and Malcolm Wilson, but Harrington was elected a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1967.
In 1984, he married his first wife's niece, Anika Szantho, who was ordained a Unitarian minister in 1990. They lived in Transylvania where Harrington was active in economic development and his wife served several village congregations.
Harrington died from sequels of a gall bladder surgery, done in spring 2005, from which he never fully recovered.
A past president of United World Federalists, Harrington wrote Religion in an Age of Science (1965).
- Donald S. Harrington talks to Richard D. Heffner about contemporary events and his friend and colleague Norman Cousins; Open Mind, 1991
- The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist
- Liberal Party of New York
- "Donald S. Harrington, 91, Liberal Crusader, Dies", New York Times, September 20, 2005
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