Jack Goldberg

Jack thought being a newspaper reporter would be the greatest job in the world when he came to Northeastern in 1970.  A journalism major, he did his co-op assignments at the Lewiston Daily Sun (Maine) and later at the Waterbury Republican (Connecticut), prior to his graduation in 1975. 

He worked at The Republican for 14 years, covering the education, city government, and political beats before finally deciding reporting was a great job, even if not the greatest.  Jack turned toward the law, graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Law with a JD in 1992, after choosing to follow the university track laid down by Jim Calhoun, basketball coach of the NU Huskies and UConn Huskies.  

Jack began a career in Connecticut government working for the state legislature. He was eventually appointed and confirmed to three four-year terms as a commissioner of the Department of Public Utility Control, where he served as Connecticut’s telecommunications expert. That was followed by two five-year terms as a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner. He and his first wife Peggy, a retired vice president of Bank Boston, were married for 23 years prior to her passing. He married Mary Goldberg, a retired math department chair of Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Conn., in 2004.

Jack Goldberg graduated from Northeastern University in 1975 with a degree in Liberal Arts and received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Connecticut in 1992.