Consumer advocate.  Heads the Center for Study of Responsive Law and other groups. 

· With the Center for Study of Responsive Law as his principal office, Nader founded numerous groups including the Center for Auto Safety (1970); the Project on Corporate Responsibility (1970); Public Interest Research Groups; the Aviation Consumer Action Project (1971); Public Citizen (1971); Critical Mass Energy Project (1974); Essential Information (1982); the Taxpayer Assets Project (1988); the Congressional Accountability Project; the Government Purchasing Project; the Consumer Project on Technology; the Institute for Civic Renewal (Oil City, PA); the Oaks Project (CA). 
· Founded Center for Study of Responsive Law, 1969.
· Led a group of volunteer law students (the first "Nader's Raiders") in investigation of the Federal Trade Commission, 1968.
· Author of Unsafe at Any Speed, published in Nov. 1965 (Grossman Publishers). 
· Moved to Washington, DC in 1964, part-time consultant to at the Labor Department under Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
· Lawyer in Hartford, Connecticut. 
· Freelance journalist.

Served in the U.S. Army as a cook at Fort Dix for six months after graduating from law school.

A.B. in East Asian studies from Princeton University, 1955; L.L.B. from Harvard Law School, 1958.

58 years, 10 .8 months old on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 1993.
Born Feb. 27, 1934 in Winsted, CT, to Lebanese immigrants; his parents ran the Highland Arms Restaurant in Winsted.