John Hospers

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John Hospers
John Hospers 1998.jpg
Hospers in 1998
Personal details
Born(1918-06-09)June 9, 1918
Pella, Iowa, U.S.
DiedJune 12, 2011(2011-06-12) (aged 93)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political partyLibertarian
Alma materCentral College, Iowa
University of Iowa
Columbia University

John Hospers (June 9, 1918 – June 12, 2011)[1] was an American philosopher and political activist. He was once a friend of the philosopher Ayn Rand.

In 1972, Hospers became the first presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party, and was the only minor party candidate to receive an electoral vote in that year's U.S. presidential election.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "John Hospers, first Libertarian presidential nominee, dies at 93". Libertarian Party (press release). June 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Walker, Jesse (June 13, 2011). "John Hospers, RIP". Reason Online. Retrieved June 14, 2011.