Richard Falknor


Richard Falknor is a writer, journalist, and a close student of those American and British conservatives who continue to influence modern times.

For nearly 15 years, Falknor managed an independent weekly health-business newsletter from the publication’s Prince Frederick, Maryland. office. This five-reporter publication became the “bible” of the home health care industry.

Falknor gained substantial hands-on government experience as an aide to U. S. Senator Henry M. Jackson and to House and Senate committees, then as a policy staffer with the U. S. Department of Transportation and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The American Political Science Association named Falknor a Congressional Staff Fellow enabling him to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he received his M.P.A. in 1967. At Harvard, he studied under Richard Neustadt and Ernest May, and also participated in W. W. Kaufmann’s courses in cold-war nuclear-weapons strategy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A graduate of the Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of California at Berkeley, he received the Army Commendation Medal for his work editing the Seventh Army newspaper in the Cold War Germany of the late 1950s.

Falknor served as Executive Vice President of the Maryland Taxpayers Association, Inc. and earlier on MTA’s Board from 2000 to the end of 2007. He continues to chair the Maryland Center-Right Coalition (the Maryland Thursday Meeting) which he has done since November 2000. Of course, the author’s posts represent his views alone, not those of these organizations or coalitions. Married to Susan Freis Falknor, a professional editor and a published poet, long-time Marylander Falknor now lives next to the Blue Ridge in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Falknor has also been a columnist for on-line conservative Virginia publications. Email: | 540.554.2964