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  MacBride, Roger L.
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NameRoger L. MacBride
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, Virginia , United States
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Born August 06, 1927
DiedMarch 05, 1995 (67 years)
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InfoRoger MacBride was a U.S. lawyer, political figure, and television producer.

He became the first presidential elector to cast a vote for a woman when, in 1972, he voted for the Libertarian Party candidates John Hospers for President and Theodora Nathan for Vice President. MacBride went on to be the Libertarian Party candidate for President in 1976.

MacBride attended Harvard University and was elected to the Vermont state legislature as a Republican. He cast his famous electoral vote in 1972 and instantly became a hero to the fledgling Libertarian Party, which had only begun the previous year. As the Libertarian presidential candidate in 1976, he achieved ballot access in 32 states; he and his running mate, David Bergland, received 173,011 popular votes.

MacBride rejoined the Republican Party in 1983 and helped establish the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group promoting libertarian principles within the Republican Party. He chaired this group in 1994.

MacBride was the adopted grandson of Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and as such inherited Ingalls-Wilder's literary estate, including the "Little House on the Prairie" franchise. He wrote three "Little House" book and co-produced the 1970s television series Little House on the Prairie.


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Importance? 7.50000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Susan Ford MacBride 00, 1961- 00, 1972
Daughter Abigail Adams MacBride 1970-

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  05/06/2012 Libertarian Party Hall of Liberty Award Won 20.00% (+0.00%)
  12/13/1976 US President Lost 0.00% (-55.20%)
  11/02/1976 US President National Vote Lost 0.21% (-49.85%)
  08/31/1975 US President - LBT Convention Won 58.68% (+33.06%)
  09/08/1964 VT Governor - R Primary Lost 20.77% (-22.09%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US President - LBT Convention - Sep 04, 1983 LBT Earl Ravenal
US President - LBT Convention - Sep 09, 1979 LBT Bill Hunscher
US President - Dec 18, 1972 LBT John Hospers