|Anne Jackson Weill|
Libertarian Party of New York
|November 14, 1976—April 9, 1977|
|Birth:||December 15, 1937 |
Kansas City, Missouri
|Death:||April 29, 2018 (aged 80) |
Paso Robles, California
Anne Elizabeth Jackson Weill (December 15, 1937—April 29, 2018) was a Libertarian Party activist who served as Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York from 1976 to 1977. She was also the campaign manager for Roger MacBride during his run for President in 1976.
Jackson was born on December 15, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri, a daughter of William and Emily (Winters) Jackson. She graduated from John Marshall High School in Rochester, New York in 1955 and went on to attend Cornell University, where she graduated in 1959. After college, she moved to the Lower East Side in New York City and became her career as a teacher. Her obituary described her as "a beloved teacher and friend to her high school students, many of whom kept in contact with Anne as they went on to build careers and families. Anne was a fiercely independent woman who lived a bold life as a progressive thinker, often adopting ideas and championing causes years before they became mainstream. She was a feminist, political activist, and environmental rights champion"
She joined the Libertarian Party in its early years in the 1970s. She served as the campaign manager to Roger MacBride, the party's candidate for President in 1976. The same year, she was elected Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of New York. She became Chair of the state party upon the resignation of John Deane on November 14, 1976, serving out the rest of the term. In 1979, she was elected to the State Committee as an At-Large Member.
In 1979, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she worked with environmental rights organizations in fighting against pesticide use and environmental pollutants. She was married twice, first to Mr. Weill, in which she had a daughter, Rebecca, and secondly to Norman Gauss. Her obituary further states that she was "an avid reader, home decor enthusiast and talented seamstress, Anne made many of her own clothes, and enjoyed making clothes for her friends and family. Anne loved music and played the guitar with folk music groups in college, and later in life with church groups. After moving to Paso Robles, she attended Central Coast Center for Spiritual Living in nearby Templeton every Sunday, where she loved singing hymns and fellowship with other parishioners."
Jackson died on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Paso Robles, California at the age of 80, with her daughter by her side.
- Campaign Manager, Roger MacBride for President (1976)
- Vice-Chair (March 1976—November 14, 1976)
- Chair (November 14, 1976—April 9, 1977)
- At-Large (1979—1980)