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William Penn Patrick was an Americanmarker entrepreneur and businessman. He was the owner of Holiday Magic, Leadership Dynamics, and Mind Dynamics. Patrick was a proponent of the sour grapes philosophy, and has been widely quoted as stating: "Those who condemn wealth are those who have none and see no chance of getting it."

Patrick tried unsuccessfully to get into a career in politics, first running against Ronald Reagan for the Republican nomination for governor of Californiamarker, and was later nominated by the California Theocratic Party for Vice President of the United States.

Patrick died in 1973, when his private plane crashed in Lakeport, Californiamarker.

Political career

Patrick sought out the Republican nomination for governor of Californiamarker, in 1966. Patrick alleged that a pollster, Mervin Field, had accepted money to influence a poll in the campaign. Mervin Field sued Patrick for libel, for damages of USD$4 million, and was awarded USD$300,000. Patrick later lost the nomination, to Ronald Reagan. The New Republic described Patrick's campaign strategy as that of "out-Reaganing Ronald Reagan". In 1967, Patrick formed a fundraising group to run for Thomas Kuchel's Senate seat. Patrick was later nominated for Vice President of the United States, in 1967, by the California Theocratic Party. The Los Angeles Times referred to Patrick as the "strangest politician". He was mainly popular among ultraconservative and ultraright political circles in California.

Businessman

Patrick began his experience in sales selling products door-to-door in Illinoismarker. He was the owner of companies including Leadership Dynamics, a controversial company which was the first form of Large Group Awareness Training
"The first of the genre psychologists call "large group awareness training" was the Leadership Dynamics Institute...", and Holiday Magic, a door-to-door cosmetics company later termed by the United States Federal government to be fraudulent
William Penn Patrick, a former mentor of Turner's, was charged last month by the Securities and Exchange Commission with bilking some 80,000 people out of more than $250 million through his Holiday Magic cosmetics and soap empire.
. Mind Dynamics was initially founded by Alexander Everett, and Patrick backed the company before buying it. Patrick's companies were later investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission , on allegations of pyramid schemes. Leadership Dynamics folded amidst lawsuits and allegations of physical and sexual abuse.

William Penn Patrick died on June 9, 1973, in a plane crash of his private plane in Lakeport, Californiamarker. A certified pilot, he was flying the plane at the time of the crash. He was 43.

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References

  1. 84 F.T.C. 748, IN THE MATTER OF HOLIDAY MAGIC, INC., ET AL. ORDER, ETC., IN REGARD TO ALLEGED VIOLATION OF SEC. 5 OF THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ACT AND SEC. 2(a) OF THE CLAYTON ACT, Docket 8834., Complaint, Jan. 18, 1971, Decision, Oct. 15, 1974.


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