Rose Wilder Lane

(1886 - 1968)

The daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, whose Little House books she edited, Rose Wilder Lane is known as a progenitor of the libertarian movement. She was the first biographer of Herbert Hoover, publishing a book about him nine years before he was sworn in as president. She detested Franklin Delano Roosevelt—a 1944 Chicago Tribune article titled “Author Tires of New Deal; Stops Writing” details her retreat to a storm cellar in Connecticut, where she put her literary efforts on hold to avoid helping the government via income tax.

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