The economist Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. was born on Sept. 8, 1922, in Rochester, New Hampshire. His parents were Lyndon H. LaRouche, Sr., technologist and internationally active consultant in the footwear industry, and Jessie Weir LaRouche, both native-born U.S. citizens, presently deceased. There were two siblings, both living, married with children and grandchildren. The candidate has a son, married with child, by a former marriage. Since 1977, he has been married to Helga Zepp-LaRouche, a native of Germany, and an international political figure. He has resided in Rochester, New Hampshire (1922-1932), Lynn, Massachusetts (1932-1954), New York City (1954-1979 and 1980-1983), Birmingham, Michigan (1979), and Loudoun County, Virginia (1983-).
Lyndon LaRouche and his wife, Helga Zepp-LaRouche
Education & Professional
He was educated in public schools in Rochester and Lynn, and attended Northeastern University in Boston, during 1940-42, and after military service, 1946-1947, but withdrew in Spring 1947 to undertake a management consulting assignment in the footwear industry. (The overseas segment of his intervening military service (AUS: 1944-1946) during World War II, was in Myitkyina, Burma and, later, Calcutta, India.) His most significant professional achievement has been a 1948-1952 research project resulting in the discovery of what became known later as the ``LaRouche-Riemann method'' in economics. In 1994 he was elected a member of the Universal Ecological Academy of Moscow, on the basis of this work.
His employment history began as work under his father's direction during vacation periods 1938-1942, which was intended to prepare him for a future career as consultant in the footwear industry. During 1947-1948, and from 1952 through 1972, he was employed as a management consultant. Since 1972, he has withdrawn entirely from consulting practice, into full-time duties with the publishing and related activities of the philosophical and scientific association which he participated in founding.
His work activities since 1972 include the following highlights. In 1971, he organized the founding of an international news bureau, originally known as New Solidarity International Press Service. In 1974, he organized a weekly news magazine, known as Executive Intelligence Review, the publication by which he is currently employed as Contributing Editor. He was a co-founder (1974) of an influential scientific association, the Fusion Energy Foundation, and participated in the founding of two associations initiated by Helga Zepp-LaRouche: The Club of Life (1982) and Schiller Institute (1984). In November 1978, he designed a computer-assisted forecasting system, the EIR Quarterly Economic Forecasts for the U.S. Economy, which, during the interval 1980-1983, were the most accurate forecasts on the U.S. economy publicly available from any agency. As detailed in a widely circulated report, during the interval 1957-1994, he has made nine forecasts of major turns in the U.S. economy, of which eight have been fulfilled on schedule, and the ninth is in the process of being confirmed by events.
During the course of the 1980s, he was a principal figure in several notable developments which were significantly products of his regular work. During approximately a twelve-month period, February 1982-February 1983, he was engaged in private exploratory talks with the Soviet government concerning a proposal which President Ronald Reagan adopted and presented, on March 23, 1983, as a ``Strategic Defense Initiative.'' In an October 12, 1988 address, delivered in Berlin, and televised for later nationwide broadcast in the U.S.A., he announced the imminent collapse of the Soviet economic system, and the early reunification of Germany, with Berlin again as its capital. During November-December 1989, in close collaboration with Helga Zepp LaRouche and several others, he designed a proposal, which anticipated the later ``Delors Plan,'' which was widely circulated through influential circles in western and eastern Europe, and China, during 1990-1992; this is known as ``The Productive Triangle,'' a design for the recovery of the economies of north Eurasia.
During the interval 1976-1992, he has sought the office of President of the United States five times. In 1976, he ran in the general election as a candidate of the U.S. Labor Party, an independent political association committed to the tradition of Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Henry C. Carey, and President Abraham Lincoln. In 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1992, he sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, and has also sought election to the U.S. Congress, as an independent Democrat, from Virginia's 10th C.D.
Some Most Significant Publications
He has written numerous published articles, pamphlets, and books. Of those books published, the most notable are: an autobiography, The Power of Reason, written for the 1980 presidential campaign; There Are No Limits to Growth, 1983; and a second autobiography, written for the 1988 campaign, The Power of Reason 1988. The most influential books are on economics. His 1984 introductory textbook in the science of physical economy, So, You Wish To Learn All About Economics, circulates internationally in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, and Armenian editions; the 1991 The Science of Christian Economy circulates internationally in English, German, Spanish, and Italian.
U.S. Government Attempts to Eliminate LaRouche
LaRouche is the only presidential candidate to have been convicted in a Federal criminal case. As the measure of a man's virtue is often the numerousness and savagery of his enemies, the fraudulent character of that conviction is, in fact, the most powerful proof of his exceptional qualifications for election to be President.
According to official government documents and other legal evidence presently in the possession of the candidate's legal representatives, elements of the U.S. Government have made two clear-cut efforts to eliminate him as a political figure. In both attempts, the Federal Bureau of Investigation played a key, but not exclusive role.
The first attempt is the subject of an official FBI document dating from November 1973, which states, that the New York City office of the FBI, acting under the supervision of FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., attempted to persuade the leadership of the Communist Party U.S.A. that it would be to the Communists' advantage to have LaRouche ``eliminated.'' There was an aborted attempt against LaRouche, by Communist-linked agents, during December 1973.
Later, in January 1983, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger succeeded in persuading his cronies on the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) to issue a recommendation for a covert national-security operation against LaRouche et al., according to the provisions of Executive Order 12333. This recommendation was promptly put into effect by the FBI that same month. This operation, which grew into one of most far-reaching intelligence operations ever directed against a U.S. citizen, resulted in the fraudulent conviction of LaRouche and six of his associates on Dec. 16, 1988, approximately six years after the Kissinger-prompted PFIAB initiative of January 1983. One of the principal features of this continuing, 1983-1995, attempt to eliminate LaRouche by conviction and defamation, is the crucial role played by a concert of rogues under the direction of a New York private banker, John Train, of the Wall Street-linked firm of Smith and Train. During 1983 and 1984, Train maintained a salon which included representatives of the U.S. foreign intelligence community and national mass-media, including the Wall Street Journal, NBC-TV News, and Readers Digest, plus the FBI's private asset, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and ADL lackey Dennis King. Train's documented function was to establish the common guidelines for the ``black propaganda'' lies to be used jointly by the U.S. news media. During 1984-1988, virtually all of the often massive coverage of LaRouche in the U.S. major news media was lies based on the 1983-1984 formulas adopted by the Train salon. Also, many of the witnesses who were used for the grand jury and trial proceedings against LaRouche and his associates were prepared in cooperation with participants in the Train salon.
The evidence now on the record, shows, chiefly from government documents, and testimony of government agents and witnesses, that the prosecution against LaRouche was a politically motivated fraud, from beginning to end. The indictment in the case included two charges of conspiracy, and eleven counts charging acts in furtherance of the conspiracy. The charge was based upon what was later ruled to have been a fraudulent and unlawful bankrupcty and closure of three firms; government documents show that that unlawful bankruptcy was arranged by the prosecution team to create a pretext for the false charges brought against LaRouche and his co-defendants. Approximately $200,000 of the loans which could never be repaid, solely because the government had unlawfully and fraudulent closed down the three firms, were used as the basis for the criminal indictment. Through a complicit Federal judge, who refused to allow the fact that the government had bankrupted the firms to be brought before the jury, a conviction was obtained.
In addition, a massive accumulation of evidence gathered after the trial shows that:
- The government lied on every crucial pre-trial issue;
- The government suppressed evidence which would have shown the falseness of the charges and other allegations made by the government at trial;
- The government suborned perjury, and the prosecutors made witting use of what they knew to have been perjury by witnesses whom the evidence shows to have lied while under oath.
Right before Labor Day 1994, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark testified to an international committee of jurists and public officials investigating prosecutorial wrong-doing in the LaRouche conviction, saying the LaRouche case ``represented a broader range of deliberate cunning and systematic misconduct over a longer period of time utilizing the power of the federal government than any other prosecution by the U.S. Government in my time or to my knowledge.''
So far, although thousands of public figures from around the world, including thousands within the U.S.A. itself, have demanded that the U.S. government exonerate LaRouche of the false charges on which he was convicted, official Washington says, ``Yes, I agree: LaRouche was railroaded; but, I can't do anything. It's too hot for me to handle.''
July 28, 1995
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