Jonathan Landsman

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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.

After Evan Miller, Jonathan was the #2 editor for Willipedia in its 2005-2006 heyday.

Jonathan returns to campus unofficially from time to time to dance, check on 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.


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.

Jonathan Landsman, when he was 10, randomly ended up on the same intramural soccer team as Jonathan Landsman, a local curly haired blond kid his exact age but with no relation and no prior awareness of his name-twins existence. The names made coaching the two of them very confusing for a while, until the problem was solved by calling them by their middle names. After taking 1st place in the division that year (nothing can stand against two Jonathan Landsmans), the two never met again. But he is out there, somewhere . . .