Nader, Ralph, 1934-

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Ralph Nader (b. Feb. 27, 1934, Winsted, CT) graduated from Princeton University (1955) and received an LL.B. from Harvard Law School (1958). After law school he served in the U.S. Army as a cook. Starting in 1959, Nader began practicing as a lawyer in Hartford, CT, while lecturing at the University of Hartford. He was also a writer for the Christian Science Monitor and The Nation. In 1964, he relocated to Washington, DC to serve as a consultant to Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

In 1965 Nader published Unsafe at Any Speed and rose to popularity. He recruited law students dubbed "Nader's Raiders" in 1968 to evaluate the efficacy and operation of the Federal Trade Commission. He founded the watchdog group Public Citizen in 1971. In 1974 he founded the The Critical Mass Energy Project.

Nader ran for President in 1974 with the New Party and 1996 and 2000 for the Green Party.

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referencedIn Zelman, Walter A., 1943-. Oral history interview with Walter A. Zelman, 1989. Transcript. / by Carlos Vasquez, University of California, Los Angeles for the State Government Oral History Program, California State Archives. California State Archives
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referencedIn O'Connell, Jeffrey. Papers, 1962-1975. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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referencedIn Connecticut Citizens Action Group Records., undated, 1964-2002 Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
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referencedIn WUOM records, 1914-1982, 1940s-1960s Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Public Affairs Dept. Records, 1912-1981. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Michel, Don, 1931-. Don Michel "Insight" Radio Program collection, 1960-1978. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn 2004 - Exit Polls - CNN (1)-(2), [Not yet open but can be added to the Review-for-Access Queue] Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Paul Blanshard Papers, 1912-1979 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Susan Ludel papers, 1970-1979 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Albert B. Stridsberg Papers, 1960-2001 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. Papers, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1998 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Green Party of New Mexico. Green Party of New Mexico records 1987-2002 (bulk 1994-2000) University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Records, 1989-1990 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn American political campaigns miscellany, 1868-2008 (bulk 1968-1980). Cornell University Library
referencedIn J. Walter Thompson Company. Albert B. Stridsberg Papers, 1960-2001. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn City Club of Cleveland Forum sound recordings, 1960-1989, 1948-2011 Cleveland State University
creatorOf Aigrain, P. (Pierre). International Science and Technology Journal interviews, 1962-1967. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Taft, William Howard, 1945-. Papers, 1958-1989 (bulk 1970-1989) Library of Congress
referencedIn September 2004 (#6047) Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Derieux, James C. James C. Derieux papers, 1933 June 21-1973. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1969 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Arthur Unger collection of recorded interviews [sound recording] The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
referencedIn Ludel, Susan. Susan Ludel papers, 1970-1979. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Popadić, Mirko,. Studs on a soapbox raw, [videorecording], 2000 Oct. 25. Media Burn Independent Video Archive
referencedIn Emergency Coalition for Public Interest Placement. Records of the Emergency Coalition for Public Interest Placement, 1989-1990. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Lasson, Kenneth. Kenneth Lasson papers, 1966-1990. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn 2004 - Exit Polls - CNN (3)-(7), [Not yet open but can be added to the Review-for-Access Queue] Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Hahn, Kenneth. Collection of Kenneth Hahn, circa 1945-1993. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Georgetown Office and Residence
referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Michael Pertschuk Papers, 1949-2002, (bulk 1977-2001) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1888-1964 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Taft, William Howard, 1945-. William Howard Taft papers, 1958-1989 (bulk 1970-1989). Library of Congress
referencedIn Thackrey, J. Franklin (John Franklin), 1910-1990. J. Franklin Thackrey papers, 1935-1981. Herbert Hoover Library
creatorOf Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards. 1893 - 2008. Moving Images Relating to Libraries and Information Services
referencedIn Audiotapes, 1959-1990 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records of the 1976 Campaign Committee to Elect Jimmy Carter . 1976 - 1976. Stuart Eizenstat's Subject Files. 1976 - 1976. Consumer Protection, 4/76-7/76 [1-2]
creatorOf Nader, Ralph. Miscellaneous papers. Jacksonville University, Carl S. Swisher Library
referencedIn University of Michigan. Dept. of Journalism. Dept. of Journalism (University of Michigan) research papers, 1967-1978. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn June 2004 (#6044) Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Collier, John, 1884-1968. John Collier papers, 1910-1987 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn John Collier papers, 1910-1987 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn October 2000 (#6009) Gerald R. Ford Library
referencedIn Polk County Green Party (Iowa). Polk County Green Party records, 2000. Iowa State Historical Society
referencedIn Records of Town Hall, Bulk, 1930-1978, 1900-1985 New York University. Archives.
referencedIn Howard, R. S., d. 1777. R. S. Howard records of the Georgia Water Quality Control Board, 1966-1977. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Papers, 1929-1998 (Inclusive) Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
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associatedWith Atkinson, Ruth Lamb, 1896-1978. person
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associatedWith Collier, John, 1884-1968. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Connecticut Citizens Action Group. corporateBody
associatedWith Consumers' Research, Inc. corporateBody
founderOf Critical Mass Energy Project (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Derieux, James C. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Public Affairs Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Emergency Coalition for Public Interest Placement corporateBody
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associatedWith ESTHER (EGGERTSEN) PETERSON, 1906-1997 person
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associatedWith Hubbard, Kenneth person
associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith J. Walter Thompson Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kelly, Charles Scott, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Kilpatrick, James Jackson, 1920-2010. person
associatedWith King, Larry, 1933- person
associatedWith Lasson, Kenneth. person
associatedWith Lever, E. J. (Emil John), 1894-1975. person
associatedWith Ludel, Susan. person
associatedWith Ludel, Susan. person
associatedWith Maine Green Independent Party. corporateBody
associatedWith McCoy, Charles Brelsford, 1909-1995. person
associatedWith Michel, Don, 1931- person
associatedWith Michigan State University. Libraries. American Radicalism Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Microsoft Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003 person
correspondedWith O'Connell, Jeffrey. person
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memberOf People's Party corporateBody
correspondedWith Pertschuk, Michael, 1933- person
correspondedWith Pertschuk, Michael, 1933- person
associatedWith Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. person
associatedWith Polk County Green Party (Iowa) corporateBody
correspondedWith Pound, Roscoe, 1870-1964 person
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Princeton University corporateBody
founderOf Public Citizen, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Randolph, Theron G. person
associatedWith Reiss, Sam. person
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith Shapiro, Irving S. person
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associatedWith Warne, Colston E. (Colston Estey), 1900-1987, person
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associatedWith Willis, Ellen person
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associatedWith Zelman, Walter A., 1943- person
associatedWith Zubaty, Joseph G., 1895-1987. person
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Political activists
Consumer affairs directors
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Birth 1934-02-27

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