Lee Edwards

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(Historian, author, academic)
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Chicago, Illinois
SpouseAnne Edwards
Founder ofVictims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Member ofLe Cercle, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Anti-communist advisor for Nixon and others. Cercle attendee.


Edwards was born in Chicago in 1932, son of an anti-communist journalist for the Chicago Tribune. His parents was both anti-communist. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from Duke University and a doctorate in world politics from Catholic University. He also did graduate work at the Sorbonne in Paris.


Edwards' involvement in the conservative movement began in 1960. He was one of the founding members of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), and later served as the director of information for the Barry Goldwater presidential campaign in 1964. In 1969, the New York Times dubbed Edwards “the voice of the silent majority.” He was a consultant for the Richard Nixon administration, Senators Strom Thurmond and Bob Dole, the Republican National Committee, YAF, the American Conservative Union, the Committee for a Free China and the American Council for World Freedom.

Edwards has written biographies of Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley, Edwin Meese III and Goldwater,[1][2][3] as well as a number of other books, which include The Conservative Revolution: The Movement That Remade America,[4] The Power of Ideas,[5] a retrospective on the first 25 years of the Heritage Foundation, and a history of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

He was the initial editor of the Conservative Digest in 1975.

Deep political connections

A member of Le Cercle.[6]


Event Participated in

Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)30 June 19833 July 1983Germany