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Former owner of Laissez Faire Books
Andrea Rich


8 Feb 1939, Andrea Millen, in Johnson City, Tennessee


1 Aug 2018, in Philadelphia


Advocates for Self-Government, Board of Advisors
Center for Independent Thought, 1978-2018
Laissez Faire Books, Owner, Feb 1982-Dec 2005
Association of Libertarian Feminists, Member of the Board of Directors

Web Pages

2003 Szasz Award Materials, 10 Nov 2003
"Pictures from the 2003 Szasz Awards, at the home of Andrea and Howard Rich", links to 19 photographs, featuring Andrea Rich, Thomas Szasz, Ward Connerly, Anthony Stadlen, Jeff Schaler and others
Related Topic: Thomas Szasz
Future of Freedom Foundation Speakers List
Former President of Laissez Faire Books, she bought the assets of Laissez Faire Books from John Muller in 1982. Shortly thereafter she and her husband acquired the Libertarian Review Foundation and folded Laissez Faire Books into it. In 1990 they changed LRF's name to Center for Independent Thought, to more accurately reflect its various projects. She read Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead in college and later attended her lectures at The Nathaniel Branden Institute for several years. She was very involved with the Libertarian Party, both nationally and in New York, from 1972 to 1983.


Andrea Rich, RIP, by Brian Doherty, 1 Aug 2018
In memoriam, including comments from Nick Gillespie and David Nott
Among other things, she ... worked with the Center for Libertarian Studies in its early years, helped craft a successful national TV ad campaign for Ed Clark's 1980 Libertarian presidential run, and served on the boards of directors of the Foundation for Economic Education ..., the Atlas Network ..., and the Institute for Humane Studies ... She also founded the libertarian book publishing imprint Fox & Wilkes and managed the Thomas Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties ... And her Center for Independent Thought distributed John Stossel's highly influential market-themed videos to classrooms across America.
Related Topic: Laissez Faire Books
RIP Andrea Rich, by David Boaz, 1 Aug 2018
In memoriam
She was, among many other things, the proprietor of Laissez Faire Books and the wife for 41 years of Howard Rich ... For more than 40 years Andrea was at the center of the libertarian movement, a mentor, counselor, friend, supporter, facilitator, networker, and gracious hostess to hundreds of freedom lovers – young, old, well-known, obscure, successful, down-on-their-luck, didn't matter ... From 1974 to 1977 she was vice chair of the national Libertarian Party, and in 1980 she played a key role in developing television advertising for the campaign of Ed Clark, the Libertarian presidential nominee.