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MacBride, Roger Lea (1929–1995)

Roger Lea MacBride was an author and the 1976 U.S. Libertarian Party presidential nominee. Roger MacBride was involved in classical liberal scholarship and activism virtually his entire life. As a child, he became close to Rose Wilder Lane, the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and he absorbed her libertarian philosophy. He graduated from Harvard Law School, practiced law in Vermont, served in the legislature, ran for governor, and published two books on constitutional law, The American Electoral College and Treaties versus the Constitution. After Lane's death, he inherited the rights to the Wilder books and turned Little House on the Prairie into a popular TV series. In 1972, living in Virginia, he was selected as a Republican elector. He refused to vote for Richard Nixon ...

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