Zuckerman path to politics followed Appalachian Trail - VPR

Almost 30 years ago, David Zuckerman - sporting a mohawk haircut - stood on top of Mt. Katahdin, having just finished the Appalachian Trail, and wondered: should I be a doctor, like Dad was? His answer led him to a farm in Vermont. And a ponytail. And the State House.

"On Sept. 27, 1991, a college student with a mohawk haircut stood atop Mount Katahdin in Maine to ponder the meaning of life. He’d just trekked all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and timed his arrival at its end point to coincide with the seven-year anniversary of his father’s death. “[I was] exploring 'Who am I? What do I want to be in the world?' [and] thinking about my dad, and was I going to dishonor him if I didn’t continue on wanting to be a doctor, which is what I thought I wanted to be and part of my connection to him,” Zuckerman said recently."


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