National Convention 1979

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1979 Libertarian National Convention
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Dates: 1979
Location: Los Angeles, California
Venue: Bonaventure Hotel
← 1978 1981 →

The 1979 Libertarian Party National Convention was held in Los Angeles California at the Bonaventure Hotel. The slogan was "Toward a Three-Party System." The program noted that credentialed delegates were limited to approximately 600. (See National Convention 1979 Delegates List for known delegates.)

Convention Officials


Panels and Workshops



Wednesday, Sept. 5
Thursday, Sept. 6
  • Constitution & Bylaws Debate
  • 8 Featured Speakers
  • 4 Panels
  • Libertarian Night at Disneyland
Friday, Sept. 7
  • Platform Debate
  • 8 Featured Speakers
  • 4 Panels
  • Celebrity Cocktail Party
  • Three Party Party
Saturday, Sept. 8
  • Balloting for Libertarian Presidential ticket
  • 4 Featured Speakers
  • 3 Panels
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Presidential Banquet
Sunday, Sept. 9
  • Election of National LP Officers
  • Election of National Committee
  • 7 Featured Speakers
  • 4 Panels

Presidential and Vice-Presidential Nominations

Ed Clark and David H Koch were nominated for U.S. President and Vice-President. David Koch pledged $500,000 of his personal funds to the Libertarian campaign (see Document:Letter 22 August 1979 from David Koch to Convention Delegates). The other main presidential candidate was Bill Hunscher.

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Coverage of Convention

LNC Elections

Bylaws Debate Issues

  • Limiting National Committee members ability to run as a candidate to only the Libertarian Party and not any other Party
  • Wording and duration of including the past chair on the LNC
  • Regional divisions


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