V I T A L S T A T S
John HagelinAGE ON INAUGURATION DAY 1997: 42
HOMETOWN: Fairfield, Iowa
EDUCATION: Dartmouth, A.B.; Harvard University, M.S., Ph.D.
CURRENT JOB: University professor (on leave)
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: Natural Law Party
CAMPAIGN OFFICE: John Hagelin for President Headquarters, 51 West Washington Ave., Fairfield, Iowa, 52556; (515) 472-2040
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Q U I C K T A K E
John Hagelin is making his second run for president as the nominee of the Natural Law Party, whose goal is "to bring the light of science into politics." Hagelin, a physicist, is the author of more than 60 scientific articles and headed a doctoral program in physics at Maharishi International University in Fairfield, Iowa, until he took a leave to run for the White House. Hagelin, who is on the ballot in 45 states, would try to apply the laws of science to the world of politics and public policy. He advocates what he calls "conflict-free politics," and a key ingredient in many of his policy proposals is Transcendental Meditation. Hagelin has suggested it as a way to relieve social stress in the decaying inner cities as well as in Bosnia. He favors harnessing "the infinite organizing intelligence of nature to solve the critical problems of our cities and revitalize the nation as a whole." Hagelin and the party got some attention earlier this year, when they financed a 16-page advertising supplement in USA Today to coincide with their convention at Washington's Mayflower Hotel. But Hagelin's biggest impact could come from a lawsuit, still to be decided, to open the presidential debates to third-party candidates.
John Hagelin's Testimony At FCC Hearing -- June 25, 1996
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