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Press Release

For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Libertarian Party Mourns Loss of Libertarian Leader Marshall Fritz

The Libertarian Party wishes to express its condolences to the friends and family of Libertarian activist Marshall Fritz, who passed away on Nov. 4 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

"When I think of Marshall Fritz, I immediately think of other people, because I met so many other Libertarians through Marshall, including Karl Hess and Dr. Jim Lark, at the Advocates Summit '86 in Bethesda, Maryland," says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath. "That summit helped charge me up in the genesis of my becoming involved in the Libertarian Party."

"Marshall was a wonderfully spirited Libertarian, who was dedicated to individual liberty, particularly in education.  His grace while facing a terminal illness was truly inspiring.  A lot of people will greatly miss Marshall, and I will be among them," says Redpath.

Fritz was the founder of the libertarian advocacy group Advocates for Self-Government.  Fritz also created the "World's Smallest Political Quiz"—a political tool used by the Libertarian Party for outreach.

The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties.  You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting www.LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.