Edward H. Crane – Founder & President
Edward H. Crane is widely regarded as one of the driving forces behind the rapidly growing libertarian movement in the United States. Born in Los Angeles on August 15, 1944, Crane holds a B.S. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. in finance and investments in 1968 from the University of Southern California Graduate School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Today, Ed Crane is president of the Purple PAC, a super PAC devoted to supporting ideas and candidates consistent with dynamic market capitalism (as opposed to crony capitalism), social tolerance, and a skepticism of American attempts to be the world’s policeman. He was publisher of The Crane Report: Notes from Babylon-by-the-Potomac, a monthly newsletter from a libertarian perspective.
Ed Crane serves on the boards of the Center for Competitive Politics, Americans for Limited Government, and U.S. Term Limits. He is married to the former Kristina Knall and they have three children, Geoffrey, Kathleen and Mary. Their dog, Wolfgang, served for several years as assistant director of security at the Cato Institute.