Tonie Nathan

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Tonie Nathan
Personal Details
Birth: 1923
Death: 2014

Tonie Nathan, also known as Theodora Nathalia Nathan (1923 - 2014 ) has the historical distinction of being the first woman in US History to receive an electoral vote, in 1972, more than ten years before Geraldine Ferrarro.

Nathan was the vice presidential running mate for John Hospers in the 1972 presidential election. Elector Roger MacBride of Virginia cast his lone electoral vote for the ticket of Hospers and Nathan, which received just over 3000 popular votes, despite very little publicity and their appearance on the ballot in only 2 states.

Nathan lived in Oregon and continued to run for various political offices through the years. She remained active in the Libertarian Party and was a speaker at the 2012 convention.

Candidate

  • 1972 Vice President
  • 1976 Vice President (David Bergland won the nomination)
  • 1976 US Congress (as an independent due to lack of ballot access)
  • 1980 US Senate, Oregon
  • 1990 US Congress, 4th District
  • 1996 US Congress, 4th District

Party Offices

Career

She was a pundit, talk radio host, talk show host on KVAL-TV, and a business owner, including an insurance company.

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Preceded by:
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Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate
1972
Succeeded by:
David Bergland
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Libertarian Party Vice Chair
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Libertarian Party of Oregon US Senate Nominee
1980
Succeeded by:
Gene Nanni?



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