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Nader, Ralph (1934–)

Ralph nader is a renowned and effective crusader for consumer rights, advocate of general public rights, and environmentalist. His opposition to big insurance companies, “corporate welfare,” and the “dangerous convergence of corporate and government power,” constantly brings him into conflict with business and government. He was born to Nathra and Rose Nader (both of Lebanese origin), on February 27, 1934, in Winsted, Connecticut. It was probably Nathra Nader's love of politics that inspired Ralph to become a lawyer and a political scientist. Ralph graduated magna cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs of Princeton University in 1955 with a major in government and economics. He continued at Harvard Law School and graduated in 1958 with honors. As a student at Harvard, Nader ...

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