John Berthoud, Rest In Peace


At a Capital Research Center reception on June 20, 2007.
Left to right: DonorsTrust executive director Whitney Ball, NTU development director Sara Salupo, and John Berthoud. (photo by Doug DeMark)

A great friend of the limited government movement, Dr. John Berthoud, has died. Berthoud was president of the National Taxpayers Union. Here is a statement from NTU:

We are sorry to announce the passing of John Berthoud. As you may know, he has led both the National Taxpayers Union and National Taxpayers Union Foundation over the last 11 years. We have looked to him as a strong leader, compassionate friend, and a fierce fighter for freedom.

Pete Sepp, Vice President for Communications, shared his surprise, “John Berthoud’s death today was as sudden as it was shocking and saddening to all who knew him. His colleagues found him in peace at his home today. All of our staff, just as the entire policy community in Washington, are doing the best they can to cope with an irreplaceable loss.”

We give our sincere condolences to his family and friends and hope you will pay tribute with comments to our blog and facebook group. Sepp continued, “John was a true 21st century Renaissance man. He was a teacher, a mentor, a respected intellectual, and a lover of life. That’s what makes his passing all the more tragic.”

Though we mourn the loss of a man and celebrate his amazing life filled with love, study, travel, and leadership, his cause and a hope for a brighter future lives on. We will press on with purpose and be thankful for his contributions to our own journeys.


National Taxpayers Union & National Taxpayers Union Foundation Staff

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