Biography

The Essential Nader

Ralph Nader has been called one of America’s most effective social critics. He also has been called everything from Muckraker to Consumer Champion to Public Defender. His documented criticism of government and industry has had widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power. He is the “U.S.’s toughest customer” as┬áTime┬ámagazine noted. Life magazine called him…

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Biographical Facts

Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. He was born in Winsted, Connecticut on February 27, 1934. In 1955 Ralph Nader received an AB magna cum laude from Princeton University, and in 1958 he received a LLB with distinction from Harvard University. His career began as a lawyer in Hartford, Connecticut in 1959…

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Ralph Nader entry in the Encyclopedia of the Consumer Movement

It is hard to imagine the rise of the modern consumer movement without the leadership, resourcefulness, and sheer persistence of Ralph Nader, a self-described “public citizen” who has been at the forefront of scores of progressive campaigns over the past thirty years. Born in Winsted, Connecticut, and educated at Princeton and Harvard Law School, Nader…

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Organizations

Some organizations Ralph Nader founded or helped start: American Antitrust Institute Appleseed Foundation Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest  Aviation Consumer Action Project Capitol Hill News Service Center for Auto Safety Center for Insurance Research Center for Justice and Democracy Center for Science in the Public Interest Center for Study of Responsive Law…

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Books

Books by Ralph Nader and his associates: Unsafe at Any Speed Action for a Change(with Donald Ross, Brett English, and Joseph Highland) Whistle-Blowing (with Peter J. Petkas and Kate Blackwell) Corporate Power in America (with Mark Green)u and Your Pension (with Kate Blackwell) The Consumer and Corporate Accountability Corporate Power in America Taming the Giant…

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