Ralph Nader Biography
(American Lawyer and Politician Known for His Involvement in Consumer Protection and Environmentalism)
Birthday: February 27, 1934 (Pisces)
Born In: Winsted, Connecticut, United States
Ralph Nader is an American consumer attorney, author and political activist. He has run for the post of the President several times. He came into limelight in the year 1965, when his book on the safety record of the first generation Chevrolet Corvair and other American vehicle companies, was published. This book, ‘Unsafe at any Speed’ is rated to be among the top 100 pieces of journalism of the last century. He is the founder of ‘Public Citizen’, ‘Clean Water Action Project’ and other consumer advocacy groups which continue to be the rivals of uncontrolled corporate power. Nader entered the Presidential race five times in the 1990s and 2000s. He had a significant run as part of the Green Party in 1996 and 2000. He was an independent candidate for the seat in 2004 and 2008. Ralph Nader is well-known for his active participation in areas like environmentalism, democratic government and humanitarianism. His contribution in the field of consumer protection is highly acknowledged. In fact, Ralph Nader is sometimes called ‘ The father of consumer protection’ because of his contribution to the law and public policies in sectors like automobiles, meat packing, mining and insurance.