David J. Theroux

Founder and President, Independent Institute, and Publisher, The Independent Review
Nominee:  James N. Tooley

David J. Theroux is founder and president of the Independent Institute and publisher of the quarterly journal, The Independent Review. He received his B.S., A.B., and M.S. from the University of California, and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Theroux is also founding president of the C.S. Lewis Society of California and has served as founding vice president of academic affairs for the Cato Institute, founding president of the Pacific Research Institute, and a member of the William Koch Crime Commission; Prison Advisory Board, California Little Hoover Commission; and executive committee, Templeton Collegiate Honor Rolls for Education. He has directed over 100 scholarly books, including recipients of the Eric Hoffer Book Grand Prize, Templeton Freedom Award, two Mencken Awards for Best Book, eight Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Awards, two Benjamin Franklin Awards, four Independent Publisher Awards, Peter Shaw Memorial Award, and three Choice Awards. Mr. Theroux’s articles have appeared in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Culture and Civilization, Investor’s Business Daily, Washington Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Dallas Morning News, and he has appeared on ABC, MSNBC, Fox, CNN, NPR, Voice of America, and other TV and radio networks and programs.

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