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Libertarian women’s history month: Jo Jorgenson

29 Mar


Jo Jorgensen, the 1996 Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate, began her career in the corporate world as a Marketing Representative for IBM, working with large computer systems. She left IBM to start her own company, providing computer hardware and software to the accounting industry. She later co-founded DigiTech, Inc., a software duplication firm that grew to 25 employees and did $2M annual business for companies such as AT&T and NCR.  Dr. Jorgenson received a BS in psychology from Baylor in 1979, and MBA from Southern Methodist University in 1980, and a PHd in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Clemson University in 2002.

Besides running as the running mate of Libertarian presidential candidate Harry Browne, in 1996, she was also a candidate for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district in 1992.  She is now a Psychology lecturer at Clemson University in Clemson, SC.[2]