Paul Weyrich

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Person.png Paul Weyrich  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(political activist)
BornPaul Michael Weyrich
Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died2008-12-18 (Age 66)
Fairfax, Virginia
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin–Racine
ReligionMelkite Greek Catholic
Children • Dawn Ceol Peter Weyrich
• Diana Pascoe Stephen Weyrich
• Andrew Weyrich
SpouseJoyce Smigun Weyrich
Founder ofThe Heritage Foundation
Member ofLe Cercle
PartyRepublican Party

Paul Weyrich was a driving force behind the creation of a populist Religious Right in the US in the 1970s and 1980s. He convinced Jerry Falwell to found Moral Majority in 1979. Weyrich attended Le Cercle in 1982.


Co-founded Religious Roundtable. Christendom College. Conservative Digest: Columnist (1980-1990); Co-Publisher (1988); Senior Editor (1985-1988).

From 1989 to 1996, he was also president of the Krieble Institute, a unit of the FCF that trained activists to support democracy movements and establish small businesses in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

April 12, 1981, New York Times, 'Religiously-oriented right-wing group plans drive': "The occasion for the evening of religiously oriented politics was the founding meeting of the Memphis chapter of the Religious Roundtable, with Paul Weyrich, the Washington-based director of the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress, as the main drawing card in a motel dining room near the Memphis Metropolitan Airport."

Deep Politics

Weyrich attended Le Cercle in 1982.


Event Participated in

Le Cercle/1982 (Wildbad Kreuth)11 June 198213 June 1982Hanns Seidel Foundation