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Political extremist Lyndon LaRouche dies at 96

FILE - In this July 3, 1996, file photo, Lyndon LaRouche Jr. talks with members of the news media in Harrisburg, Pa. LaRouche, the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96. His political action committee confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, on its website that LaRouche died a day earlier. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis, File)
February 13, 2019 - 4:28 PM

LEESBURG, Va. - Lyndon LaRouche, the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from prison, has died at 96.

His organization, LaRouche PAC, confirmed Wednesday on its website that LaRouche died a day earlier.

LaRouche grew up in Massachusetts. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he was a member of the Socialist Workers Party. He ran first as the U. S. Labor Party nominee and later, after an apparent shift to the right, as a Democratic or independent candidate.

He ran his 1992 campaign from a prison cell after he was convicted in 1988 of mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the IRS by defaulting on more than $30 million in loans from campaign supporters.

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