Apr 24 2013

Howard J. Phillips, Stalwart Conservative, Dies at 72

Source: The New York Times (via Independent Political Report)

Howard J. Phillips, a pillar of conservative activism who ran for president three times on the ticket of a political party he helped found, died on Saturday at his home in Vienna, Va. He was 72.

The cause was temporal frontal lobe dementia, his sister, Susan Phillips Bari, said.

Along with Richard Viguerie, Paul Weyrich, Terry Dolan and others, Mr. Phillips was a leader of the New Right, a movement that gave more clout to the right wing of the Republican Party in the 1970s and ’80s, much as the Tea Party has in recent years.

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