Joseph P. Overton


Age: 43

senior vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, which publishes Michigan Privatization Report who played a key role in establishing the Mackinac Center and the free-market movement as a growing, productive and influential think tank through his direction of its research projects, staff operations and strategic planning, but who is known for conceiving the idea of a political theory since known as the Overton window.

Cause of Death: Injuries suffered in an ultralight airplane crash

Born: January 4, 1960

Died: June 30, 2003

Tuscola County, Michigan