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Preceded by  Milo H. "Doc" Fritz
Name  Andre Marrou

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Succeeded by  Claude E. "Swack" Swackhammer
Full Name  Andre Verne Marrou
Born  December 4, 1938 (age 77) Nixon, Texas, United States (1938-12-04)
Education  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Political party  Libertarian Party

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Andre Verne Marrou (born December 4, 1938) is an American political figure, affiliated with the Libertarian Party. He was the party's vice-presidential nominee in 1988 and its presidential nominee in 1992. He was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1984.

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Background

Born in Nixon, Texas, Marrou graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962. He is the brother of American television news personality and Judge Chris Marrou.

Alaska House of Representatives

Marrou first ran for the Alaska House of Representatives in 1982, placing second in a three-way race. He was then elected to the House in 1984. One of twelve Libertarians to be elected to a state legislature, Marrou served for one term, from 1985 to 1987. Running for reelection in 1986, he would lose to Claude E. "Swack" Swackhammer, a former Alaska State Trooper. Marrou left Alaska following his 1986 defeat and moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he worked as a real estate broker.

1988 vice-presidential campaign

Marrou was the Libertarian vice-presidential nominee in the 1988 election; on the ballot in 46 states and the District of Columbia, U.S. Congressman Ron Paul and Marrou placed third in the popular vote with 432,179 votes (0.5%), behind George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. Paul and Marrou were kept off the ballot in Missouri (due to what the St. Louis Post-Dispatch called a "technicality") and in North Carolina, and received votes there only when written in.

1992 presidential campaign

In the 1992 election, Marrou was the Libertarian presidential nominee. In the New Hampshire primary of that year, he polled the highest vote total in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the first town in the state to report results . In the general election, he and running mate Nancy Lord were on the ballot in all 50 states and DC, and received 290,087 votes (0.28%).

Marrou had most of his campaign staff resign during the summer of 1992. Many of them sought to have the Libertarian Party strip him of the nomination because he had unpaid child support, had an arrest warrant in Massachusetts for an outstanding contempt of court charge, claimed to have been married twice when it was in fact four times, was being investigated for campaign improprieties from his time in Alaska, was running up unpaid credit card bills in a campaign PAC's name without their approval, and was habitually months late in making his house payments. The national committee decided to take no action for fear it would call attention to these issues.

References

Andre Marrou Wikipedia


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