Tag Archives: obituaries

Former AIP chairman Jim King Dies

Former American Independent Party (AIP) chairman Jim King of California died Friday April 29 at the age of 75.  King was chairman of the AIP from 2002 to 2004, vice chairman from 2004 to 2006, and a member of the Constitution Party National Committee from 2006 to 2008.

“He was an excellent Chairman,” writes former AIP vice chairman Don Grundmann, “and will be greatly missed.”… Read more ...

Constitution Party’s 2020 Vice Presidential Nominee Bill Mohr Dies

William “Bill” Mohr, chairman of the Michigan Taxpayers Party, member of the Constitution Party executive committee, and the 2020 vice presidential nominee of the Constitution Party died Thursday at the age of 62.  A cause of death has not been reported.

Here is his obituary, published January 16 through 18 in the Grand Rapids Press. … Read more ...

Larry King, Legendary Interviewer Who Often Hosted Minor Party Candidates, Has Passed Away

Legendary TV host and interviewer Larry King has died today at the age of 87.  A cause of death has not been announced, although King was reported to have been battling COVID-19 earlier this month.

King crossed paths with many third party candidates during his long career as a TV interviewer, perhaps most famously allowing his show to be used as a platform by billionaire Ross Perot to launch his 1992 presidential campaign.… Read more ...

Barry Commoner, environmental scientist and former third party candidate, dies at 95

(excerpt from) The Huffington Post
Barry Commoner, Pioneering Environmental Scientist and Activist, Dies at 95

Barry Commoner, a pioneering environmental scientist and activist, died Sunday (9/30/2102) at age 95…

…Many Americans embraced Commoner’s ideas about workplace hazards, nuclear power plants, and recycling. But he grew frustrated by the influence of corporate America over both political parties and by the failure of the mainstream environmental movement to join forces with other progressive movements to heed his warnings and challenge the basic tenets of the free-market system.

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