David Nolan, founder of Libertarian Party, has died
DENVER, Colorado - November 21, 2010 – I just received this sad news. David Nolan, who along with eight others founded the Libertarian Party in his living room in Denver in 1971, unexpectedly died yesterday (Saturday, Nov. 20). He apparently suffered a stroke while driving alone. His car went off the road and struck something, which may have contributed to his death.
He would have been 67 years old this Tuesday, and was trying to raise $1,000 for his favorite cause, "Advocates for Self Government."
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth. More information forthcoming as it becomes available on his Facebook account.
He had just finished running against John McCain for his Senate seat in Arizona, having received over 80,000 votes in a four-way race in which he handled himself throughout the campaign in a demeanor and with admirable robust candor that would make any libertarian proud.