Herbert G. Lewin

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Herbert G. Lewin (June 22, 1914 – March 18, 2010) was a third-party candidate (Peace and Freedom Party) for President of the United States in the 1988 U.S. presidential election in California. His running mate was Vikki Murdock. They won approximately 10,370 votes, 9,953 of them from New Jersey. He is retired union activist for the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America.

Lewin had previously run for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1950 as the candidate of the Militant Worker Party coming in last place with 841 votes versus the 1.7 million of John S. Fine. Lewin ran in 1956 for United States Senator from Pennsylvania winning 2,640 votes against the 2.2 million votes for Joseph S. Clark.

After his retirement, Lewin, a machinist with Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Lester (PA) Steam Turbine Division, served as a substitute teacher in Philadelphia's vocational public high schools.

He died on March 18, 2010 at the age of 95 from heart failure.[1]


Party political offices
Preceded by
Sonia Johnson (Citizens Party)
Peace and Freedom Party presidential candidate
Succeeded by
Ronald Daniels