Gordon St. Angelo

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Gordon St. Angelo
Indiana Democratic State Chairman
In office
Personal details
Born (1927-06-20)June 20, 1927
Huntingburg, Indiana, USA
Died October 18, 2011(2011-10-18) (aged 84)
Nationality American
Political party Democrat, until 1972.

Republican Party

Spouse(s) Beatie Larson St. Angelo (died)
Residence Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Alma mater North Central College
Religion Presbyterian

Gordon St. Angelo (June 20, 1927 - October 18, 2011) born in Huntingburg, Indiana, USA is former Democratic Party State Chairman of the state of Indiana[1] and was a prominent politician during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.

St. Angelo worked on two presidential campaigns including holding the position of National Co-Chairman of Humphrey for President Committee.[2] He was also manager of Roger Branigin's successful campaign for the governorship of Indiana in 1964.[3] From 1974 to 1996, he was Vice-President of Community Development for the Lilly Endowment,[4] and during this time was a vocal proponent for the development of free market economies in North and South America.

In 1996, St. Angelo helped create a foundation with Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose Friedman to promote and help establish educational choice in America. He served as President & CEO of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation for School Choice[5] until 2009. He was succeeded by Robert Enlow.

Though he started his career in the Democratic party, he was a supporter of many Republican candidates since the mid-seventies. For example, he endorsed Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, a Republican, for both of his gubernatorial campaigns.

St. Angelo died on October 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  1. ^ Ziegner, Martha M.; Edward H. Ziegner (1997). View from the Press Shack: Indiana Politics from the Notebook of Edward H. Ziegner. Partners Publishing Group. p. 98. ISBN 978-0-9657253-0-9. 
  2. ^ Greenberg, Carl (September 19, 1968). "Humphrey Aides Lay Plans to Get Campaign Going" (fee required). Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ Scheele, Raymond H. (1997). Larry Conrad of Indiana: a biography. Indiana University Press. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-253-33329-2. 
  4. ^ Bolick, Clint (2003). Voucher wars: waging the legal battle over school choice. Cato Institute. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-930865-38-9. 
  5. ^ Morken, Hubert; Jo Renée Formicola (1999). The politics of school choice. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-8476-9721-2.