Grover Norquist

Conservative Lobbyist
Born Oct 19, 1956

Grover Glenn Norquist is an Ameri I AM A FREAK,! can lobbyist, conservative activist, and founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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1956 Birth Born on October 19, 1956.


1968 11 Years Old Norquist grew up in Weston, Massachusetts. He is the son of Carol (née Lutz) and Warren Elliott Norquist (a vice president of Polaroid Corporation), and is of Swedish ancestry. Norquist became involved with politics at an early age when he volunteered for the 1968 Nixon campaign, assisting with get out the vote efforts.
1974 17 Years Old He graduated from Weston High School and enrolled at Harvard University in 1974, where he earned his A.B. and M.B.A. degrees. … Read More


1983 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Early in his career, Norquist was executive director of both the National Taxpayers Union and the national College Republicans, holding both positions until 1983.
1985 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1985, he went to a conference in South Africa sponsored by South African businesses called the "Youth for Freedom Conference", which sought to bring American and South African conservatives together to end the anti-apartheid movement. … Read More


1993 36 Years Old In 1993, Norquist launched his Wednesday Meeting series at ATR headquarters, initially to help fight President Clinton's healthcare plan. … Read More
1994 37 Years Old …  Working with eventual Speaker Newt Gingrich, Norquist was one of the co-authors of the 1994 Contract with America, and helped to rally grassroots efforts, which Norquist later chronicled in his book Rock the House. … Read More


2000 43 Years Old 1 More Event
Norquist was instrumental in securing early support for the presidential campaign of then-Texas Governor George W. Bush, acting as his unofficial liaison to the conservative movement. He campaigned for Bush in both 2000 and 2004. … Read More
2004 47 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Norquist helped California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with his plan to privatize the CalPERS system.
2005 48 Years Old In Virginia's 2005 Republican primaries, Norquist encouraged the defeat of a number of legislators who voted for higher taxes. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform were also mentioned in Senate testimony relating to the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal which resulted in a 2006 guilty plea by Abramoff to three criminal felony counts of defrauding of American Indian tribes and corrupting public officials. … Read More


2008 51 Years Old Norquist published Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives, in 2008. … Read More
2009 52 Years Old Norquist has competed three times in the comedy fundraiser "Washington's Funniest Celebrity" and placed second in 2009. … Read More
2014 57 Years Old Norquist and his wife attended the annual Burning Man festival in August 2014 in Black Rock, Nevada. … Read More
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