Bernardine Rae Dohrn
Added October 14th, 1970; Charges dismissed, December 7th, 1973
By 1970, University of Chicago Law School graduate Bernadine Rae Dorhn was a leader of the Weather Underground. Dohrn went into hiding in March of that year after three of the Weathermen were killed while trying to manufacture bombs, accidentally blowing up a town house in New York's Greenwich Village. She was dropped from the Most Wanted list after three years when District Court Judge Damon Keith dismissed the 1970 case against the Weatherman due to the government's illegal means of obtaining information against the movement's members. She and her soon-to-be husband, William C. Ayers, another leader of the movement, resurfaced in 1980 and she pled guilty to aggravated battery and jumping bail. She was fined and placed on three years probation. Two years later, Dohrn spent seven months in jail for not cooperating with grand jury one the investigation of the 1981 armed robbery of a Brink's armored car in Nanuet, New York. That robbery, perpetrated by members of the Black Liberation Army and former members of the Weathermen, resulted in the deaths of a Brink's guard and two police officers.
Since 1998, she has taught as a clinical associate professor at Northwestern University School of Law.