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Leonard Edward Read

Leonard Edward Read, American organization executive. Served in Air Service United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919.; Member American Economics Association.

Background

  • Read, Leonard Edward was born on September 26, 1898 in Hubbardston, Michigan, United States. Son of Orville Baker and Ada Melvina (Sturgis) Read.

  • Education

    • Student, Hubbardston High School, 1913-1916. Students of Liberty, 1950, Outlook for Freedom, 1951, Government-An Ideal Concept, 1954, Why Not Try Freedom, 1958, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, 1962, Anything That’s Peaceful, 1964, The Free Market and Its Enemy, 1965, Deeper Than You Think, 1967, Accent on the Right, 1968, Let Freedom Reign, 1969, Talking to Myself, 1970, Then Truth Will Out, 1971, To Free or Freeze, 1972, Who’s Listening, 1973, Having My Way, 1974, Castles in the Air, 1975, The Love of Liberty, 1975, Comes the Dawn, 1976, Awake for Freedom’s Sake, 1977, Vision, 1978, Liberty: Legacy of Truth, 1978, The Freedom Freeway, 1979, Seeds of Progress, 1980, Thoughts Rule the World, 1981, How Do We Know?, 1981, The Path of Duty, 1982.

    Career

    • President Ann Arbor Produce Company, 1919-1925. Assistant manager western div. United States Chamber of Commerce, 1929-1932, manager, 1932-1939.

      General manager Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce., 1939-1945. Director and manager Western Conf. Director National; president Found.

    Works

    • Author: Romance of Reality, 1937, Pattern for Revolt, 1945, Students of Liberty, 1950, Outlook for Freedom, 1951, Government-An Ideal Concept, 1954, Why Not Try Freedom, 1958, Elements of Libertarian Leadership, 1962, Anything That’s Peaceful, 1964, The Free Market and Its Enemy, 1965, Deeper Than You Think, 1967, Accent on the Right, 1968, Let Freedom Reign, 1969, Talking to Myself, 1970, Then Truth Will Out, 1971, To Free or Freeze, 1972, Who’s Listening, 1973, Having My Way, 1974, Castles in the Air, 1975, The Love of Liberty, 1975, Comes the Dawn, 1976, Awake for Freedom’s Sake, 1977, Vision, 1978, Liberty: Legacy of Truth, 1978, The Freedom Freeway, 1979, Seeds of Progress, 1980, Thoughts Rule the World, 1981, How Do We Know?, 1981, The Path of Duty, 1982. Contributor to trade and commercial periodicals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Conglist

    Membership

    Served in Air Service United States Army, with American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919. Member American Economics Association. Clubs: Canadian (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Gladys Emily Cobb, July 15, 1920. Children: Leonard Edward, James Baker.
    • father: Orville Baker Read
    • mother: Ada Melvina (Sturgis) Read
    • spouse: Gladys Emily Cobb
    • children: Leonard Edward Read
    • James Baker Read
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    Born September 26, 1898
    Died March 14, 1983
    (aged 84)
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