Andrew Pulley (born May 5, 1951) is a former American politician who ran as Socialist Workers Party (SWP) candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1972; at the time he was twenty years old, making him ineligible under the United States Constitution. Along with Presidential candidate Linda Jenness he received 52,799 votes. At the time he ran he was a civil rights movement supporter, steel mill worker and Vietnam War veteran who’d opposed the war. He was the was the SWP candidate for President in 1980. He received 40,105 votes.
George E. Taylor – National Negro Liberty Party Presidential Nominee – 1904
In 1892, Mr. George E. Taylor was positioned as an Independent Republican. He, along with Frederick Douglass and Charles Ferguson carried recommendations from Black Independent Republicans to the Platform Committee of the National Republican Party. That committee rejected ALL of their recommendations. Mr. Taylor’s 1904 campaign was unsuccessful. The National Negro Liberty’s promise to put 300 speakers on the stump supporting his candidacy did not materialize.
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Clennon W. King, Jr. – Independent Afro-American Party Presidential Nominee – 1960
Mr. King won 1, 485 votes in Alabama which was the only state where he was on the general election ballot. He is considered by some to be the first African-American man to run for the office of President of the United States, and whose attempts at civil rights actions and running for office as a perennial candidate caused him to be nicknamed “The Black Don Quixote.”
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Dick Gregory – Freedom and Peace Party Presidential Nominee – 1968
Dick Gregory ran for President of the United States in 1968 as a write-in candidate of the Freedom and Peace Party, which had broken off from the Peace and Freedom Party. He garnered 47,097 votes (including one from Hunter S. Thompson) with fellow activist Mark Lane as his running mate in some states, David Frost in others, and Dr. Benjamin Spock in Virginia and Pennsylvania garnering more than the party he had left. The Freedom and Peace Party also ran other candidates, including Beulah Sanders for New York State Senate and Flora Brown for New York State Assembly.
Charlene Mitchell – Communist Party Presidential Nominee – 1968
Charlene Alexander Mitchell (born c. 1930) was an African-American international socialist, feminist, labor and civil rights activist. Formerly a member of the Communist Party USA, which she joined at 16 – emerging as one of the most influential leaders in the party from the late 1950s to the 1980s.