Born in Laredo, Texas, in 1950 and raised on a farm on the Rio Grande.
J.W. Nixon High School, Laredo, Texas.
B.A. Economics, Virginia Military Institute.
J.D., University of Texas School of Law.
Waiter, Glory Hole Mine Company restaurant, Dallas, Texas.
Law firm of Hornberger and Hornberger, Laredo, Texas; board of trustees of the Laredo Legal Aid Society, which provided free legal assistance to the poor; ACLU representative for Laredo.
Law Office of Jacob Hornberger, Dallas, Texas.
Adjunct professor of law and economics, University of Dallas.
Director of Programs, The Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.
Founder and President, The Future of Freedom Foundation, whose mission is to present the principled case for the libertarian philosophy.
Commissioned 2nd Lt, U.S. Army, Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, Pennsylvania.
Infantry school, Ft. Benning, Georgia.
U.S. Army Reserves.
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS
Elected class valedictorian, 1972, Virginia Military Institute; co-captain VMI debate team—winner of numerous intercollegiate debates; VMI Rangers.
Awarded the Libertarian Party’s Thomas Paine Award for outstanding communication of Libertarian ideas, principles, and values through written, published, and spoken communication.
Appointed Honorary Visiting Professor, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala.
An Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story
The Kennedy Autopsy
The Kennedy Autopsy 2
Regime Change: The JFK Assassination
The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State
The Case for Free Trade and Open Immigration (co-editor)
The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars (co-editor)
The Dangers of Socialized Medicine (co-editor)
My Passion for Liberty
Regional coordinator for Texas Democratic Gov. Dolph Briscoe’s reelection campaign.
Served three terms on the Libertarian Party Platform Committee.
Candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination; unsuccessful.
Independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia against Republican Senator John Warner; garnered 7 percent of the vote; endorsed by John O. Peterson, pastor of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia, and member of the African American Hall of Fame; see Pastor Peterson’s bio here. See his endorsement here.
Candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination; winner of seven (out of ten) presidential primaries; unsuccessful.
Candidate for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination.
Born: January 28, 1950.
Marital status: Single.
Residence: Broadlands, Virginia.
Hobbies: Cycling, hiking, and playing duplicate bridge (duplicate bridge ranking: Gold Life Master).
Dog: Cassie, a Golden Retriever princess.