Joseph Fuhrig

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Joseph Fuhrig (February 9, 1947 – March 3, 2003) was a professor of Economics and Finance at the Golden Gate University. He was also a member of the Libertarian Party who once ran for governor of California.


He was born Brian Joseph Fuhrig on February 9, 1947 in Alameda County, California to parents George Hobson Fuhrig and Anne Loretta Fuhrig.[1][2][3] He grew up in the East Bay area[4] and attended Oakland High School where he graduated from in 1964.[5] Later he attended California State University, East Bay where he studied economics. In 1970, he received a B.A., and in 1973, an M.A..[6] One of Fuhrig's favorite past times was playing golf, and in 2002 he played 81 rounds. He also had the nickname, "The Traveling Capitalism Show".[7]


He died of a heart attack on March 3, 2003.[8] At the time of his death he was professor at the Golden Gate University, a position he had held since 1981.[9]


In 1982, he ran on the Libertarian Party ticket for the U.S Senate. He got 105,000 votes. In 1986, at the age of 39,[10] he ran for governor of California for which he received 54,000 votes.[11][12]


Fuhrig was against taxation and military conscription. He was also in support of nuclear disarmament.[13]


In 2004, economist Susanne Trimbath who was running as a candidate for the Board of Trustees; Santa Monica Community College District dedicated her campaign to Fuhrig.[14] In 2005, a scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate students was started at the California State University, East Bay.[15] There is a preference given to students that express interest in classical liberalism.[16]


  1. Moose Roots Birth Record of Brian Joseph Fuhrig
  2. Oakland High School Memorial JOE FUHRIG February 9, 1947 - March 3, 2003
  3. Politician Professors in California
  4. Our Campaigns Fuhrig, Joseph
  5. Joe Fuhrig, Obituary
  6. Our Campaigns Fuhrig, Joseph
  7. California Freedom June, 2003 Page 1 A Final Bow From "Traveling Capitalism Show" A Tribute to Joe Fuhrig by Mark Hinkle, Regional LPC Representative
  8. Oakland High School Memorial JOE FUHRIG February 9, 1947 - March 3, 2003
  9. Joe Fuhrig, Obituary
  10. Los Angeles Times May 15, 1986 [California Elections : Deukmejian, Bradley Aren't Alone in Race for Governor, Page 2 of 2 - Edward J. Boyer]
  11. Los Angeles Times October 20, 1986 The Times Poll : Governor Up by 10% Despite Bradley Gains - George Skelton
  12. Independent Institute Joseph Fuhrig, Professor of Economics and Finance, Golden Gate University
  13. The Libertarian Forum Volume XVI Number 5 June, 1982 Page 3 FUHRIG FOR SENATE
  14. Smart Voter League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, Los Angeles County, CA November 2, 2004 Election, Susanne Trimbath, Ph.D.
  15. California State University August 15, 2005 Family Endows Scholarships in Economics
  16. California State University, East Bay Joseph Fuhrig Private Enterprise Scholarship

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