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IPR, LP Remember David F Nolan; Personal Papers Acquired By Library of Congress

Unknown potential voter with LP founder David F. Nolan

Eleven years ago yesterday (21 November 2010), David Frasier Nolan, principal founder of the Libertarian Party US, passed away at the age of 66,

David was born 23 November 1943.  Tomorrow would have been his 78th birthday.

As Libertarians across the United States prepare to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Party in Colorado Springs, CO, 11 December 1971, several paused to share memories of David with IPR, expressing a common wish that he could have lived long enough to join in the various celebrations which will occur over the coming weeks, throughout next year, and in to early January 2023:

the first press conference, first convention, first platform, first presidential nominee, first presidential campaign, first electoral college vote – both for the Party and for an American woman – and, on 06 January 2023, the 50th anniversary of the tallying of that vote, by then Vice-President Spiro T.… Read more ...

Distributed Voting for Libertarian Party Presidential Candidates: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

By D. Frank Robinson, co-founder of the LP and founding chair of its Bylaws Committee

Historically, an American political party has not been a consistent entity; rather, it has been an ever-changing mix or coalition of individuals and groups who use the institution of a party to advance their own particular economic and social goals through a charismatic figure for President – when available.… Read more ...