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Jonathan Landsman

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Jonathan Landsman works through his post-graduation lack of outlets for writing here. At Williams, he co-led the Forest Garden with Vivian Schoung '05, whom he met in the garden's raspberry patch. He served on College Council, most notoriously as its secretary. He led bridge club for a year or so with Matt Spencer '05, and with the latter also led Dancing Folk and planned many of its campus contradances, his greatest love at college.

He wasted an estimated 125 hours playing over 500 games of cribbage against his arch-rival and close friend Zach McArthur '05.

Jonathan is now a graduate student in Horticulture at Cornell, building on the solid foundation in English and Psychology garnered at Williams. He returns to campus unofficially from time to time to dance, check on the demise of the garden, and wade in the green river, and officially every two years to deliver a lecture in informal logical fallacies for Steven Gerrard.


Jonathan Landsman was born on March 8, 1983, in Rutherford, Ohio. His mother, Cynthia Landsman, is noted for her skill as a semi-professional cribbage player. His father, Russ Landsman, is an engineer. He has two siblings ages 19 and 16.

Jonathan Landsman is not the same as a bicycle. One has two wheels and serves as a popular mode of transportation due to its efficiency at translating the motion of the legs into motion on the ground. The other is a former student of Williams College and a fine young man. Also sometimes bicycles have baskets and bells.

Jonathan Landsman was always a curious kid growing up. At the age of 7 he tried to climb a tree to touch the sun but fell and broke his leg. After it healed, he tried it again but realized the tree wasn't tall enough. To this day, he hasn't stopped trying.

When Jonathan Landsman smiles, his eyes don't move.

In the media

Jonathan Landsman tied for 84th place for the 2005 ACBL District 25 Rookie of the Year award.

Williams' Jonathan Landsman is not Jonathan Landman, deputy managing editor for digital journalism at the New York Times. Nor is he Jonathan Landsman, director of the Great Lakes Yacht Club.