Harry Browne (1933-2006)
Downsize DC's beloved co-founder, Harry Browne, has died at the age of 72. We have erected this page in his memory.
Here is the press notice on Harry's life and death:
Harry Browne, best-selling author and two-time Libertarian Party presidential nominee, died in his home in Franklin, Tennessee, Wednesday night, March 1, after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Pamela and his daughter Autumn.
Browne broke into national prominence in the early 1970s with three best-selling books. “How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation” was the first to make the best-seller lists. His next book, “How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World,” is widely regarded as a modern libertarian classic and has gone through many printings and editions. His third book, “You Can Profit from a Monetary Crisis,” reached #1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Browne was also the author of 11 other books, including “Why Government Doesn't Work” and “The Great Libertarian Offer.”
Browne twice ran for President as the nominee of the Libertarian Party in 1996 and 2000. He was a frequent guest on radio and TV, both as a political and financial commentator. Browne was a co-founder of DownsizeDC.org, Inc. and a strong advocate of that organization's “Read the Bills Act,” which would require Congress to read every word of every bill before voting on it.
Browne was born on June 17, 1933 in New York City. He died of Lou Gehrig's disease.
Jim Babka, President of DownsizeDC.org, was a close friend and associate, and is available for interviews about the life and legacy of Harry Browne. You can contact Mr. Babka for an interview here: PressRoom@DownsizeDC.org
Such a long and productive life can only be summarized. To those who knew Harry Browne he was so much more than a list of notable achievements. He had a profound influence on the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. And if you come to find value in the work of Downsize DC, then he will have had an impact on you as well, and your life too will become a part of his legacy. To enter the main DownsizeDC.org website click here.