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RALPH NADER, a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author, was born in Winsted, Connecticut, on February 27, 1934. In 1955, Nader received a B.A. magna cum laude from Princeton University, and in 1958 an LL.B. with distinction from Harvard University. His career began as a lawyer in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1959 and from 1961 to 1963 he lectured on history and government at the University of Hartford. In 1965 and 1966, he received the Nieman Fellows Award and was named one of ten Outstanding Young Men of Year by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1967. Between 1967 and 1968, he returned to Princeton as a lecturer, and he continues to speak at colleges and universities across the United States.

Nader's documented criticism of government and ...

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