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FreedomWorks

ORGANIZATION

Key "Tea Party" group founded July 2004 by the merger of Citizens for a Sound Economy with Empower America. "FreedomWorks, led by former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey, has an unrivalled ability to reach opinion leaders and elected officials with innovative policy ideas and effective strategies for change. FreedomWorks drives policy change by training and mobilizing grassroots Americans to engage their fellow citizens and encourage their political representatives to act in defense of individual freedom and economic opportunity." Armey quit the group in 2012.

Official Website:
http://www.freedomworks.org/

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
2004

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dick Armey
Politician
7-Jul-1940   US House Majority Leader, 1995-2003
Haley Barbour
Politician
22-Oct-1947   Governor of Mississippi, 2004-12
Louis Beecherl
Business
10-Feb-1926   CEO, Texas Oil & Gas 1957-77
William Bennett
Government
31-Jul-1943   Former Drug Czar and gambling man
Norman Brinker
Business
3-Jun-1931 9-Jun-2009 CEO of Brinker International, 1983-95
James H. Burnley IV
Government
30-Jul-1948   US Secretary of Transportation, 1987-89
Donald J. Carty
Business
23-Jun-1946   CEO of American Airlines, 1998-2003
Harlan Crow
Business
1950   Chairman and CEO, Crow Holdings
Richard J. Egan
Business
28-Feb-1936 28-Aug-2009 Co-Founder, EMC Corporation
Foster Friess
Business
2-Apr-1940   Friess Associates
C. Boyden Gray
Government
6-Feb-1943   Conservative activist, lobbyist
Lanny Griffith
Lobbyist
13-Aug-1951   Lobbyist, Barbour Griffith & Rogers
John P. Harbin
Business
17-Jul-1917   CEO of Halliburton, 1972-83
Ray L. Hunt
Business
6-Apr-1943   Chairman of Hunt Oil
Herb Kelleher
Business
12-Mar-1931   Founder of Southwest Airlines
Jack Kemp
Politician
13-Jul-1935 2-May-2009 American politican, football player
Matt Kibbe
Activist
c. 1963   President and CEO of FreedomWorks
Lew Lehrman
Business
15-Aug-1938   Rite Aid drugstore founder
Tom Loeffler
Politician
1-Aug-1946   Congressman from Texas, 1979-87
John Palmer
Diplomat
1934   US Ambassador to Portugal, 2001-04
Bob Perry
Business
30-Oct-1932   Perry Homes, Republican financier
T. Boone Pickens
Business
22-May-1928   Texas oilman, founded Mesa Petroleum
Richard W. Rahn
Economist
c. 1941   The End of Money
Thomas L. Rhodes
Journalist
c. 1941   President, National Review
Ed Rogers
Government
22-Nov-1958   Republican strategist
Donald Rumsfeld
Government
9-Jul-1932   US Secretary of Defense, 1975-77 and 2001-06
Harold C. Simmons
Business
1931   Drugstore billionaire
Robert E. Sweeney
Politician
4-Nov-1924 30-Jun-2007 Congressman from Ohio, 1965-67
John M. Templeton, Jr.
Relative
19-Feb-1940   Conservative philanthropist
Charles Wyly
Business
13-Oct-1933 7-Aug-2011 Billionaire, Michael's Stores


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