Sunday, November 21, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIBERTARIAN PARTY FOUNDER DAVID NOLAN PASSES AWAY
David Nolan, a founder of the Libertarian Party, and developer of the Nolan Chart, passed away on Sunday at the age of 66.
The Libertarian Party was officially founded in December, 1971 in Mr. Nolan's living room. He was an active member of the Libertarian Party, including currently serving on the Libertarian National Committee. Most recently, he had sought the office of U.S. Senator as a candidate of the Libertarian Party of Arizona.
The Nolan Chart has been used to effectively educate people to the broader political spectrum beyond “left versus right” politics, and has been used by a number of political tests to more specifically analyze the correct political “home” for millions of Americans.
“I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Nolan at several National Conventions,” said Libertarian Party of Kentucky State Chairman Ken Moellman. “He was an inspiration. He never bent or wavered on his principles. I am honored to have known him, and thank him for his personal sacrifices for liberty over the past 40 years.“
Mr. Nolan would have turned 67 on Tuesday. He had asked that for his birthday, members of the liberty community donate to the Advocates for Self Government (www.theadvocates.org), a Georgia-based libertarian think-tank.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth. He will be dearly missed by the Libertarian Party and the liberty community.