Ed and Alicia Clark

Alicia Garcia Clark was chair of the Libertarian National Committee from 1981 to 1983. She married Ed Clark in 1970. Ed Clark, active in the Libertarian Party since its founding, was the Libertarians’ 1980 presidential candidate. Along with running mate David Koch, he received nearly a million votes, 1% of the total. Clark was also the 1978 Libertarian Party of California gubernatorial candidate, receiving 5.5% of the vote. Clark was the son of a Massachusetts judge. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1952, was a Navy gunnery officer during the Korean War, and graduated with a law degree from Harvard in 1957. He then joined a Wall Street law firm and specialized in antitrust law. In 1970, Clark married Alicia Garcia Cobos, a textile executive born in Mexico, who was the Chair of the Libertarian National Committee from 1981 to 1983.