Gary Popkin

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Gary S. Popkin (born May 17, 1938, in New York City) is a retired professor of computer systems at New York City College of Technology and is a libertarian activist. He has written several college textbooks on the Cobol Programming Language. He has a Ph.D. from Polytechnic University. He produces Hardfire, a Libertarian Talk Show which is broadcast on Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT).

Gary Popkin was a Libertarian candidate for Brooklyn Borough President in 2005 and received 2,143 votes. He was Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of New York from 2006 to 2009.

Popkin is a 2019 candidate for the New York City Public Advocate.[1]


  • Introduction to Data Processing with Basic ISBN 0-395-30091-6
  • Advanced Structured Cobol ISBN 0-534-07788-9
  • Comprehensive Structured COBOL ISBN 0-534-06216-4
  • Introductory Structured Cobol Programming ISBN 0-534-04566-9
  • Introduction to Data Processing ISBN 0-395-29483-5
  • Comprehensive Structured COBOL ISBN 0-534-93270-3
  • Instructors Manual, Introduction to data processing, second edition (BASIC version also)


  1. ^ Khurshid, Samar. "23 Candidates Submit Petitions to Get on February 26 Public Advocate Ballot". Gotham Gazette. Retrieved 16 January 2019.

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