(Conservative HQ) -- During the 1970s and 1980s, Howard Phillips was one of a small group of conservative leaders who set out to change the Republican Party. They did, and in the process helped change America and much of the world.
Howard was present at the beginning of the modern conservative movement, including the founding of Young Americans for Freedom at Bill Buckley’s family estate in Sharon, Connecticut in September 1960, and helped lead YAF in its early years.
Howie, as his friends called him, began his life-long love affair with all things conservative in a most unlikely place, Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1962 where he was twice elected as President of the Student Council.
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