New York Convention 1973
|Libertarian Party of New York State Convention 1973|
|Dates:||March 30—April 1, 1973|
|Location:||Manhattan, New York|
The First Annual State Convention of the Free Libertarian Party was the first state convention, held March 30—April 1, 1973 at the Williams Club in Manhattan, New York.
Murray N. Rothbard was among the attendees, and it was reported that there were about 95 in attendance.
The Libertarian Party of New York was first organized on April 22, 1972 when they held their first meeting. Over the course of 1972 and early 1973, the affiliate prepared to organize an official party and elect officers. Planning for the first convention began in early 1973.
- State Party
- Sharon Presley, Convention Chair (nominated by Howie Rich)
- Chuck DeRosa, Acting Secretary; Chair of the Credentials Committee
- Martin E. Nixon, Chair of the Rules Committee
- Guy Riggs, Chair of the Platform Committee
- F = Friday
- Sa = Saturday
- Su = Sunday
- Harry Browne, "Freedom in Our Lifetime"
- Murray Rothbard, "The Need for a Libertarian Movement and Party"
- Paul Lepanto
- Adoption of Bylaws
- Adoption of State Platform (they elected not to adopt a platform)
Election of Officers
Millen received 36 votes, 9 votes were illegal, and there were 0 abstentions.
(2 Vice-Chairs were elected)
- Nona Aguilar (nominated by Samuel Konklin)
- Howard Rich (nominated by Gary Greenberg)
- Raymond Strong (nominated by Fran Youngstein)
|Jerome J. Klasman||34|
- Gary Greenberg (nominated by Tom Avery)
- Samuel Edward Konkin III (nominated by Nona Aguilar)
- Joe Castrovinci (nominated by Murray Rothbard)
- Robert Cassella (nominated by Marjorie Caines)
- Robert Cohen (nominated by Samuel Konkin)
- Martin E. Nixon (nominated by Andrea Millen)
|Samuel E. Konklin III||31|
|Martin E. Nixon||27|
- Sign In Sheets
- The Libertarian Forum, April 1973
- Document:LP News 1973 May-June Issue 14