Ed Kahn

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Ed Kahn
Libertarian candidate (non-partisan race)
Mayor of Tucson
Personal Details
Birth: (1935-11-11) November 11, 1935 (age 85)
Bronx, New York
Residence: Arizona
Party: Libertarian

Edmund D. "Ed" Kahn (b. November 11, 1935) was the 1995 Libertarian candidate for Mayor of Tucson, Arizona.

Kahn was born on November 11, 1935 in the Bronx, New York. He attended Fordham College an earned a BS degree in journalism. After, he travelled through New York State and Europe doing publicity for such diverse items as New York State Wines, bowling alleys and modern bathtubs. He also worked as assistant editor for the American Gas Association Journal.

In 1962, Kahn switched directions and worked his way through the night session of Fordham Law School. In 1966, receiving his LLB from Fordham Law School and married Kathleen. They relocated to Window Rock, Arizona, where Kahn began his career as an attorney for the Navajo tribe. The Kahns had three childrenL Andrew, Karl, and Kevin, who were born while they lived on the Navajo Reservation.

On September 30, 1969, the Kahns moved to Tucson, where he practiced law, specializing in insurance subrogation, civil trials, and Constitutional Law. Kahn's lifelong interest in the Constitution led him to organize the Arizona Constitutional Rights Union as a moderate alternative to the left-wing extremist American Civil Liberties Union.

Kahn has been a candidate for TUSD Board of Trustees, Republican candidate for State Legislature, President of the Pima County Republican Club, member of the City of Tucson Transportation Advisory Committee, Tucson Women's Commission, Knights of Columbus, YMCA India Guides, Chamber of Commerce City Budge Review Committee and Tucson Management and Information Group.

His professional activities include membership in the New York, New Mexico and Arizona Bar Associations and serving on both the Arizona Bar Association Indian Law Committee and the Pima County Bar Association Grievance Committee.

Ed Kahn is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Naval Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps (retired) and organized and actively participates in the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Judge Advocate General's Annual, Open, Invitational and Disorganized Amateur Tennis Classic.

1995 Tucson mayoral campaign

This video was found in the National Party archives and converted from VHS in February 2018 by Keith Thompson.