John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow (October 3, 1947-February 6, 2018) was an American poet and essayist and a cyberlibertarian political activist who had associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. He was also a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead and a founding member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom of the Press Foundation. Read the article below for more information.

John Perry Barlow

Before Fame: He attended Wesleyan University.

Family/ Relationships

John Perry Barlow Parents/Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Sublette County, Wyoming, he was the only child to Norman Barlow and Miriam Barlow Bailey. His paternal ancestors were Mormon pioneers.

John Perry Barlow Affair/Married

He married Elaine Parker Barlow in 1977, with whom he had three daughters: Amelia Rose, Anna Winter, and Leah Justine. Elaine and John separated in 1992 and officially divorced in 1995. Visit his twitter. 

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: John Perry Barlow
  • Nicknames: John
  • Birthday: October 3, 1947
  • Death: February 6, 2018
  • Age: 70 at the time of death
  • Birthplace: Sublette County, Wyoming, US
  • Education: Fountain Valley School, Wesleyan University
  • Profession: Lyricist, Essayist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion: Not Available
  • Zodiac: Libra
  • Spouse/Wife: Elaine Parker Barlow
  • Children: Three daughters.
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available
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Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He was Fellow Emeritus at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he had maintained an affiliation since 1998.
  • His paternal ancestors were Mormon pioneers.
  • In 1986, Barlow joined the WELL online community, then known for a strong Deadhead presence. He served on the company’s board of directors for several years.
  • In 1990, Barlow founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) along with fellow digital-rights activists John Gilmore and Mitch Kapor.

Memorable Quotes:

The Internet is the most liberating tool for humanity ever invented, and also the best for surveillance. It’s not one or the other. It’s both.