Edward McAteer

 

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: founder of the Religious Roundtable, a conservative Christian group created in 1979 that was meant to involve conservative Christians in the political process, opposing abortion, pornography and communism and which was considered a key in the victory of the campaign of Ronald Reagan for president in 1980 and impacting the tie between religious right and politics that still exists today.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: July 29, 1926

 

Died: October 6, 2004

 

Location: Memphis, Tennessee