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Death Notice: Stephen P. Gordon

Libertarian activist Stephen P. Gordon died unexpectedly September 5, 2018 at the age of 56. An Alabama native, Gordon resided in New York since 2014, working for Project Veritas.

Gordon’s involvement in the Libertarian Party dates back to the 1990’s, when he co-founded two local chapters in Georgia.  Upon returning to Alabama in 2002, Gordon’s national profile grew.… Read more ...

Civil Rights Leader & Libertarian Party Member Roy Innis Dies

Last week, Roy Innis, a Civil Rights leader and registered member of the Libertarian Party, died at age 82.  He had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease.

Innis’s history of Civil Rights activism dates back to the 1950s when he became involved with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), which organized sit-ins and protests of racial segregation.  … Read more ...

Rob Sherman Dies in Plane Crash

As reported by Ballot Access News and the Associated Press, Rob Sherman, former chairman of the Green Party of Cook County (Illinois) and frequent Green Party candidate for public office, died in a plane crash over the weekend.

The McHenry County Coroner confirmed Sherman died after crashing his small plane into a cornfield on either Friday or Saturday.  … Read more ...

John Wayne Smith Dies

John Wayne Smith

According to Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) Region 6 Representative Vicki Kirkland, former Florida gubernatorial candidate and LPF Vice-Chairman John Wayne Smith has died.  He was 69.

In an e-mail to the LNC, Kirkland reports:

John had been dealing with cancer for several years and went into the hospital in August for an operation.

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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.

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Green PA township supervisor dies at 70

From the Times-Tribune:

Spring Brook Twp. Supervisor Harry Blumer, 70, died Thursday while visiting the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, longtime friend and fellow township Supervisor Jack Flyte confirmed Friday afternoon.

The two, who had known each other since childhood, went to the Farm Show to attend the governor’s annual luncheon, said Mr.

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Libertarian John Famularo passes away in Philadelphia

As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer:

John Famularo, 70, a Libertarian force

By Sally A. Downey

Inquirer Staff Writer
John D. Famularo, 70, of Center City, a computer consultant and leader in the Libertarian Party, died of complications from multiple myeloma Monday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Mr. Famularo was secretary of the National Libertarian Party and former treasurer of the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Founder of the British People/Ecology/Green Party dead at age 80

On August 21 Teddy Goldsmith died at the age of 80.  He was not a typical environmentalist, as the Guardian explains:

Over the years this belief cost him friends and allies as the green movement drifted gradually to the political left. His stubbornly conservative vision, and his commitment to “stability”, “tradition” and the teachings of ancient religions were at odds with the views of “progressive” green proponents of “multiculturalism” and “social justice”…

Goldsmith was a prominent figure on the radical wing of the international green movement and one of its most potent intellectual forces.

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