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Br. John Berchmans M.I.C.M. Tert. F. McManus was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1935. At graduation from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, he received a bachelor's degree in physics and a commission in the United States Marine Corps. After serving three years of active duty, he entered the field of electronics engineering, where he won an award from the U.S. Air Force for designing a component used in fighter aircraft.

Jack left the engineering field in 1966 to accept a full-time position with the John Birch Society. Working closely with Founder Robert Welch for many years, he was named the Society's Public Relations Director and its official spokesman. In 1991, he was appointed President.

Jack is also a long-time friend and supporter of Saint Benedict Center and the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. With his wife, Mary, Jack resides in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

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