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Barry Arthur Cotton enjoys telling stories that history overlooks. He is the 7th great grandson of the Rev. John Cotton- renowned as The Puritan Patriarch of New-England and a Founding Father to America’s Founding Fathers, who was responsible for founding America’s first public school and Harvard College in the early 1630s. Barry serves as a Trustee of the Partnership of the Two Historic Bostons that links Boston, England and Boston, Massachusetts and is President Emeritus of the Winthrop Society. He has authored articles for the Winthrop Journal and the Mayflower Quarterly. Barry grew up in Longmont, Colorado and received a B.A. in philosophy from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan and an M.A. in ESL/linguistics from the University of Hawaii. Barry has worked most of his life overseas in Japan and the Middle East and recently retired to Austin, Texas after having served as special advisor to an ambassador at the United Nations in New York City. His life long love of philosophy, history, religious studies and contemplative practice is reflected in his work. He is currently writing a biography of his 7th great grandfather titled The Life and Times of John Cotton.