John McClaughry is President of the Institute for Liberty and Community in Concord, Vermont; Vice-President of the Ethan Allen Institute; former board member and for 12 years chairman of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics; and former member of the Vermont House of Representatives and Vermont State Senate. Educated as a physicist and nuclear engineer, he served on four Presidential commissions. He was a senior policy advisor in Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign of 1980 and subsequently served in the White House Office of Policy Development until March 1982.
John McClaughry founded the Ethan Allan Institute in 1993 and served as its President until August 2009. The mission of the Institute is to influence public policy in Vermont by helping its people to better understand and put into practice the fundamentals of a free society: individual liberty, private property, competitive free enterprise, limited government, strong local communities, personal responsibility, and expanded opportunity for human endeavor. The Institute sponsors policy discussions, round tables, and debates as well as issuing a number of publications including the monthly Ethan Allen Letter.