William Linder

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Monsignor William J. Linder was an American community development leader, and founder of New Community Corporation.[1] He was a 1991 MacArthur Fellow.[2]
He died on June 8, 2018.[3]


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.[4] The New Community Corporation was formed in response the 1967 Newark riots. Joseph Matara was chief operating officer, and was the designated successor.[5]


  1. ^ http://www.newcommunity.org/about/founder/
  2. ^ "MacArthur Foundation". www.macfound.org. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  3. ^ "Mgsr. William J. Linder, a force for transformation in Newark, is dead at 82". NJ.com. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  4. ^ http://www.lisc.org/greaternewark-jerseycity/programs/neighborhood_10963/recipients_10966.pdf
  5. ^ http://blog.nj.com/njv_guest_blog/2009/12/post_4.html

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