John Robertson, who was best known for his petitioning work over many years in the Libertarian Party, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his son’s home near Point Arena, California. He was in his seventies. Word of John’s passing came from LP Oklahoma member Robert Murphy, who was about to travel to a party with John on Saturday afternoon, when John suddenly collapsed. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital but died enroute.
John had retired to Oregon after his petitioning days, but had been living with his son in California since 2011 after suffering a heart attack, followed by a bout with pneumonia, last year.
In 1984, John was National Petition Drive Field Coordinator for the Bergland/Lewis presidential ticket.
In the 1980’s and 1990’s, John traveled with his beloved dog, Goldie, to work LP petition drives. They were a very effective petitioning team. John will be cremated and buried next to his beloved dog, Goldie, and her offspring on his son’s property in California.