National Convention 1987

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1987 Libertarian National Convention
Dates: September 1987
Location: Seattle, Washington
← 1985 1989 →

The 1987 Libertarian Party National Convention was held on the first weekend in September in Seattle, Washington.

After a closely contested race, former congressman Ron Paul wons the presidential nomination over American Indian activist Russell Means on the first ballot.

Oklahoma Delegate Robert Murphy approached Frank Zappa as a possible candidate for the nomination before the vote, who spent hours reviewing the platform and considering it before deciding against it.

Andre Marrou was unanimously chosen as the vice-presidential candidate.

Jim Turney was re-elected as national chair.

Dave Walter narrowly defeated Roger Gary for election as vice-chair

Steve Fielder was elected as treasurer and Dean Ahmad as secretary.

Preceded by:
Phoenix 1985
Libertarian National Convention
Succeeded by:
Philadelphia 1989

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