New York Times Publishes Obituary of Howard Phillips

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 WeyrichTerry 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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2 thoughts on “New York Times Publishes Obituary of Howard Phillips

  1. Mark Axinn

    Interesting that he liked Nixon who, among other horrible unconstitutional acts, took us off the gold standard and created the EPA.

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