John F. McManus joined the staff of The John Birch Society in 1966. In 1973, Robert Welch, the Society’s Founder, appointed him Director of Public Affairs. In this post, he became the Society’s chief media representative throughout the nation and appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs.
Mr. McManus has written and produced numerous audio-visual programs, including the popular DVD Overview of America, which is a moving tribute about America’s Constitutional roots. He has also written several books including Financial Terrorism (1993), Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America’s Military (1995), William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment (2002), and The Insiders 5th Edition (2004). He is in wide demand as a speaker.
He is a regular contributor of articles to The New American, JBS Blog, and JBS Bulletin. Mr. McManus was named president of The John Birch Society in 1991, then president emeritus in 2016.