Remembering Priscilla Johnson McMillan
July 19, 1928 – July 7, 2021

The Harvard Square Business Association is mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, the famed author, historian, activist and Russian scholar, Priscilla McMillan. Priscilla’s office was adjacent to ours at 18 Brattle Street for well over 20 years. Ever the night owl, Priscilla’s workday was often starting when ours was ending. A few years ago, when the construction of the building forced us to a new location, we brought Priscilla along with us. She was a brilliant, formidable woman with an infectious laugh and giving spirit. She loved Harvard Square and we loved her. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

Boston Globe: She knew JFK and Oswald, and wrote about both: author Priscilla Johnson McMillan dies at 92. As a journalist, she interviewed the president’s future assassin in 1959

New York Times: Priscilla McMillan, Who Knew Both Kennedy and Oswald, Dies at 92

Washington Post: Priscilla Johnson McMillan, historian who knew both JFK and Oswald, dies at 92

WBUR: A Personal Remembrance Of Priscilla McMillan — The Only Person Who Knew JFK And Lee Harvey Oswald

The Times UK:

Priscilla in the USSR