Jerome J. Klasman

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Jerome J. Klasman
Libertarian Party of New York
April 1, 1973—March 31, 1974
Predecessor: Position Established
Successor: Dolores Grande
Temporary Chair
Libertarian Party of New York
1972—April 1973
Predecessor: Ed Clark
Successor: Andrea Millen
Personal Details
Birth: April 3, 1928
Huntington, West Virginia
Death: March 1, 2000(2000-03-01) (aged 71)
Military: U.S. Navy (1945-1947)
Residence: New York
Party: Libertarian Party

Jerome Joseph "Jerry" Klasman (April 3, 1928—March 1, 2000) was a founding member of the Free Libertarian Party of New York. He served as its second Temporary Chair from 1972 to 1973. At the first convention, he was elected Treasurer and served from 1973 to 1974.


Klasman was born on April 3, 1928 in Huntington, West Virginia, a son of Joseph and Bernadine (Smith) Klasman. He served in the United States Navy from May 16, 1945 to October 11, 1947. Klasman worked at WMAR-TV in Baltimore and later joined WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C. as an account executive. He marrie Linda Long on June 19, 1964 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Klasman was a founding member of the Libertarian Party of New York, serving as Temporary Chair after the departure of Ed Clark. He was the first elected Treasurer for the State Party.

Party positions

Libertarian Party of New York
  • Chair (1972—1973)
  • Treasurer (1973)


  • Living With Equals, published January 1, 1975[1][2]