Richard Cornuelle

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Birthday
10, 1927
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Apr 26, 2011 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
10, 1927
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Apr 26, 2011 (84)

About

An American author and political activist, he is known for his 1965 work, Reclaiming the American Dream, which argues that social problems can and should be solved by engaged volunteers rather than by bureaucracy. His other works include De-Managing America and Healing America.

Before Fame

He graduated with honors from Occidental College and went on to study economics at New York University. He later became the editorial director of the Princeton Panel, an organization that studies the effects of capitalism in America.

Trivia

With the aim of helping the poor, he founded several non-profit organizations.

Family Life

He grew up in Elwood, Indiana. He was married twice-- to Sydney Walton and Elizabeth Fonseca-- and had three children.

Associated With

He was involved in a protracted intellectual feud with renowned author and philosopher Ayn Rand.