Mary Gingell

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Mary Gingell
Mary Gingell CSPAN 1992-07-27.png
Libertarian Party
Predecessor: Dave Walter
Successor: Steve Dasbach
Libertarian Party of California
Predecessor: Bill Evers
Successor: Jack Dean
Personal Details
Education: University of Virginia, Harvard Business School
Occupation: Certified Public Accountant, Manager
Residence: California
Party: Libertarian Party
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Mary Gingell was Libertarian Party national Vice-Chair from 1983 to 1985 and from 1989 to 1991, and national Chair from 1991 to 1993 and has been a delegate to numerous national conventions.

Gingell was Chair of the Libertarian Party of California from 1981 to 1983. She was a Libertarian Party candidate for California state Controller in 1982[1].

Organizational Positions

Libertarian National Committee
  • Chair (1991—1993)
  • Vice-Chair (1983—1985; 1989—1991)
Libertarian Party of California
  • Chair (1981—1983)
Bergland for President
  • Staff (1983-1984)


  • Born Washington, DC
  • Lived in Virginia (Springfield, Annandale, Charlottesville, Fairfax), Massachusetts (Boston), Texas (Houston), California (San Jose, Burlingame, Palo Alto, Costa Mesa, Los Altos, Sunnyvale).
  • Currently lives in Sunnyvale, California.


  • Bachelor of Science, Commerce, from University of Virginia, 1977.
  • Master of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, 1981.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Arthur Anderson.
  • Manager Commute Services, Southern Pacific Railroad.
  • Assistant Director, Hoover Institution at Stanford University.


California Controller 1982

Libertarian Party candidate for California state Controller in 1982[2]. She finished fifth of five candidates receiving 121,964 votes for 1.6% of the total vote[3].

National Vice-Chair 1983

1983 campaign button purchased 2019 by Caryn Ann Harlos, donated to Historical Preservation Committee

National Vice-Chair 1989

After serving as Chair of the Affiliate Parties Committee, Gingell ran for Vice Chair again in 1989. She was nominated by Dave Walter, and her nomination was seconded by Karen Allard and Tonie Nathan. She was elected on the first ballot with 176 votes, vs. 62 for Mike Iddings, 42 for Charles Manhart, and 6 for None of the Above.

National Chair 1991

1991 campaign button

Preceded by:
Dave Walter
Libertarian Party National Chair
Succeeded by:
Steve Dasbach