David Duke

White Nationalist +anti-semitic Activist
Born Jul 1, 1950

David Ernest Duke is a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, an American activist and writer, and former Republican Louisiana State Representative. He was a candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries in 1988 and the Republican presidential primaries in 1992. Duke has unsuccessfully run for the Louisiana State Senate, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and Governor of Louisiana.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of David Duke.


1950 Birth Born on July 1, 1950.


1967 17 Years Old Duke joined the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in 1967.
1968 18 Years Old In 1968, Duke enrolled at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, and in 1970, he formed a white student group called the White Youth Alliance that was affiliated with the National Socialist White People's Party. … Read More


1971 - 1972 2 More Events
1974 24 Years Old While working in the White Youth Alliance, Duke met Chloê Eleanor Hardin, who was also active in the group. They remained companions throughout college and married in 1974. … Read More
1975 25 Years Old Duke first ran for the Louisiana Senate as a Democrat from a Baton Rouge district in 1975. … Read More
In October 1979, he ran as a Democrat for the 10th District Senate seat and finished second in a three-candidate race with 9,897 votes (26 percent).


1984 34 Years Old The Dukes divorced in 1984, and Chloe moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, in order to be near her parents. … Read More
1987 37 Years Old Duke allegedly conducted a direct-mail appeal in 1987, using the identity and mailing-list of the Georgia Forsyth County Defense League without permission. … Read More
A former one-term Republican Louisiana State Representative, he was a candidate in the Democratic presidential primaries in 1988 and the Republican presidential primaries in 1992. … Read More
1989 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He served in the House from 1989 until 1992.


1990 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Duke launched unsuccessful campaigns for the U.S. Senate in 1990 and governor in 1991. … Read More
Despite repudiation by the Republican Party, Duke ran for governor of Louisiana in 1991. … Read More
1992 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Duke ran as a Republican in the 1992 presidential primaries, although Republican Party officials tried to block his participation. … Read More
1996 46 Years Old When Johnston announced his retirement in 1996, Duke ran again for the U.S. Senate. … Read More
1999 49 Years Old 1 More Event
A special election was held in Louisiana's First Congressional District following the sudden resignation of powerful Republican incumbent Bob Livingston in 1999. … Read More


2000 50 Years Old In 2000, Nick Griffin (then leader of the British National Party in the United Kingdom) met with Duke at a seminar with the American Friends of the British National Party. … Read More
2001 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, Duke traveled to Russia to promote his next book, Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening to the Jewish Question. … Read More
2002 52 Years Old On February 5, 2002, Duke said on his Internet broadcast that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was "the world's worst terrorist" and that Mossad was involved in the September 11 attacks. … Read More
…  On a show in October 2005, Duke claimed that Jewish extremists are responsible for undermining the morality of America and are attempting to "wash the world in blood." … Read More
2006 56 Years Old On the weekend of June 8–10, 2006, Duke attended as a speaker at the international "White World's Future" conference in Moscow, which was coordinated and hosted by Pavel Tulayev. From December 11–13, Duke attended the International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust in Tehran, Iran, opened by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, stating "The Holocaust is the device used as the pillar of Zionist imperialism, Zionist aggression, Zionist terror and Zionist murder." … Read More
2007 57 Years Old 1 More Event
To raise the money to re-publish a new, updated edition of My Awakening, Duke instigated a 21-day fundraising drive on November 26, 2007, stating he had to raise "$25,344 by a December 17 deadline for the printers." … Read More
2009 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In April 2009, Duke traveled to the Czech Republic on invitation by a Czech neo-Nazi group known as Národní Odpor ("National Resistance") to deliver three lectures in Prague and Brno to promote the Czech translation of his book My Awakening. … Read More


2012 62 Years Old Duke claimed that thousands of Tea Party movement activists had urged him to run for president in 2012, and that he was seriously considering entering the Republican Party primaries. … Read More
2013 63 Years Old In 2013, an Italian court ruled in favor of expelling Duke from Italy. … Read More
2015 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, it was reported in the media that Duke endorsed 2016 presidential nominee Donald Trump for president. … Read More
In February 2016, Duke urged his listeners to vote Trump saying that voting for anyone besides Donald Trump “is really treason to your heritage.” In 2016, someone claiming to be David Duke filed a lawsuit in a federal court attempting to bar Trump from the Florida presidential primary. … Read More
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