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  Phillips, Howard
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NameHoward Phillips
Fairfax County, Virginia , United States
Website [Link]
Born February 03, 1941
DiedApril 20, 2013 (72 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Sep 16, 2019 04:03pm
Tags Caucasian - Jewish - Married - Young Republicans - Christian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoSince 1974, Howard Phillips has been Chairman of The Conservative Caucus (TCC), a non-partisan, nationwide grass-roots public policy advocacy group. TCC provided leadership in opposition to the Panama Canal and Carter-Brezhnev SALT II treaties during the 1970s. Since then TCC has led national campaigns to end judicial tyranny, restore a U.S. military presence at Panama, deploy SDI, eliminate the graduated income tax, and terminate Federal subsidies to ideological activist groups. Other TCC campaigns have involved opposition to NAFTA and the World Trade Organization (WTO), passage of the Constitution Restoration Act (CRA), and withdrawal from all institutions of the New World Order, as well as continuing efforts to oppose socialized medicine, abortion, and special rights for homosexuals.

During the 1970s and '80s, Phillips coordinated efforts to build private sector support for anti-Communist freedom fighters in Central America and southern Africa. He played an instrumental role in the leadership of the New Right, as well as in the founding of the religious right in 1977. Phillips has led geostrategic fact-finding missions to Eastern Europe, Africa, the Baltic States, South America, Central America, Western Europe, and the Far East.

Phillips is President of The Conservative Caucus Research, Analysis & Education Foundation and the U.S. Taxpayers Institute, and is Chairman of the U.S. Taxpayers Alliance.

Howard Phillips founded the U.S. Taxpayers Party (USTP) in 1992 to offer America leadership committed to restoring the Federal Republic to its delegated, enumerated Constitutional functions and returning American jurisprudence to its original "common law" Biblical foundations. Phillips was nominated in 1992 and 1996 to be the USTP candidate for President of the United States. In 1999, he was chosen to be Y2K Presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, the renamed USTP.

Married, with six children ranging in age from 24 to 45, and 17 grandchildren, Phillips left the Republican Party in 1974 after some two decades of service to the GOP as precinct worker, election warden, campaign manager, Congressional aide, Boston Republican Chairman, and assistant to the Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

A 1962 graduate of Harvard College, where he was twice elected president of the Student Council, Phillips is President of Policy Analysis, Inc. (PAI), a for-profit consulting firm which publishes the bimonthly Howard Phillips Issues and Strategy Bulletin (HPISB).

During the Nixon Administration, Phillips headed two Federal agencies, ending his Executive Branch career as Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity in the Executive Office of the President, a position from which he resigned when President Nixon reneged on his commitment to veto further funding for "Great Society" programs.

Phillips has published four books: The New Right at Harvard (1983), Moscow's Challenge to U.S. Vital Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa (1987), The Next Four Years (1992), and Victory 2000 (1999). He was the recipient of the Strategic Resource Group's William Wilberforce Award for "Ministry to the Nation/Public Policy" in September, 1996; the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools Award, 1995; the Young Americans for Freedom "Alumnus of the Year" Award, 1990; the National Association of Pro-America 1983 Award for "promoting Constitutional government"; and the June, 1982 Eagle Forum Award, for leadership in the pro-family cause and "steadfast opposition to the mischief of the Federally financed feminists". In May, 2002, the Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty conferred upon him the title of “Patriot”.

Phillips, his wife, Peggy, and their immediate family reside in Fairfax County, Virginia.


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Apr 22, 2013 04:00pm Obituary RIP Howard Phillips, Constitution Party Founder  Article Thomas Walker 
Jan 11, 2012 12:00pm Press Release Howard Phillips Retires, TCC Leadership Promises to Keep Up The Fight  Article Craverguy 

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Wife Margaret "Peggy" Blanchard Phillips 00, 1964-Apr 20, 2013
Son Douglas Phillips 1965-
Daughter Amanda Phillips 1966-
Son Brad Phillips 1968-
Daughter Jennifer Phillips 1974-
Daughter Alexandra Phillips 1978-
Son Samuel Joshua Phillips 1986-

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