By Bruce Weber
Published: April 23, 2013
Howard J. Phillips, a pillar of conservative activism who ran for president three times on the ticket of a political party he helped found, died on Saturday at his home in Vienna, Va. He was 72.
The cause was temporal frontal lobe dementia, his sister, Susan Phillips Bari, said.
Along with Richard Viguerie, Paul Weyrich, Terry Dolan and others, Mr. Phillips was a leader of the New Right, a movement that gave more clout to the right wing of the Republican Partyin the 1970s and ’80s, much as theTea Party has in recent years.
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