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Richard Walton is an American politician and writer. He was the vice presidential nominee in 1984 of the short lived Citizens Party; Sonia Johnson was their Presidential nominee that year. Johnson's running mate on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket that year was Emma Wong Mar, however.
Total Books: 15
He went on to become one of the early members of the Green Party of Rhode Island. In the 1996 Presidential election in Rhode Island he was temporarily a stand-in candidate for Ralph Nader's official running mate Winona LaDuke. In the 2004 Presidential election, he endorsed Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb.
He was long-time president of the Stone Soup Folk Arts Foundation of Rhode Island.
He is a 1951 graduate of Brown University and in 1954 received a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He subsequently worked for the Voice of America during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.
He has written several books on foreign policy, including The United States and the Far East (ISBN 0-8164-3110-8), Cold War and Counter-Revolution (ISBN 0-14-021627-8), The Power of Oil: Economic, Social, Political (ISBN 0-8164-3186-8) , and Congress and American Foreign Policy: A Background Book on the Presidential-Congressional Struggle (ISBN 0-8193-0612-6). His "Henry Wallace, Harry Truman and the Cold War" (ISBN 0-670-36859-8, published 1976) demonstrated his strong belief in peace as well as a premature hope that the Cold War was over.
As of October 2009, he is on the adjunct faculty of Rhode Island College, teaching writing and English. He was among the leaders of a campaign to unionize adjunct faculty at Rhode Island College. In an election in April 2007, the adjunct faculty voted by an overwhelming margin to unionize and affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers. He currently serves on the union's negotiating committee, agreeing a first contract with the College and Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. This initial contract was ratified in October 2009.