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David Duke is an American politician and supporter of white supremacy

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BirthdayJuly 1, 1950
NationalityAmerican
FamousFar-right Politician, White Nationalist, Leaders, Political Leaders
SpousesChloe Hardin (m. 1974–1984)
Known asDavid Ernest Duke
Childrens Erika Duke, Kristin Duke
Universities
  • Louisiana State University
  • Interregional Academy of Personnel Management
Birth PlaceTulsa
ReligionChristanity
GenderMale
FatherDavid H. Duke
MotherAlice Maxine Crick
Sun SignCancer
Born inTulsa
Famous asWhite Nationalist, Far-Right Politician

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Who is David Duke?

David Duke is an American politician and supporter of white supremacy. When he was still in his teens, he met white supremacist National Alliance leader, William Pierce. He joined the Ku Klux Klan when he was seventeen. Duke enrolled at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. There, he formed a white student group called the White Youth Alliance, and became notorious for holding parties on Adolf Hitler’s birth anniversary. He appeared at Tulane University wearing Nazi uniform to protest William Kunstler’s visit. He founded the Louisiana-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and became its Grand Wizard. After some violent Klan incidents, he left the Klan, and formed the National Association for the Advancement of White People to end discrimination against white people. He began his political stint as a Democrat. Later, he changed his political affiliation, and moved to the Republican Party. He has contested for the Senate, ran for governorship of Louisiana, and for the Republican Party presidential candidate nomination. He served as the Louisiana House of Representatives. He has authored his autobiography “My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding” and the book “Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening on the Jewish Question”.

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Childhood & Early Life

David Duke was born on July 1, 1950 to David H. Duke, an engineer for Shell Oil, and Alice Maxine Crick. The family lived for some time in the Netherlands, and finally settled in Louisiana.

He met the white supremacist National Alliance leader, William Pierce, who would remain a lifelong influence. He joined the Ku Klux Klan in 1967.

Career and Later Life

Duke enrolled at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1968. Two years on, he formed a white student group called the White Youth Alliance affiliated with the National Socialist White People’s Party.

In 1970, he appeared at Tulane University wearing Nazi uniform to protest William Kunstler’s appearance. He became notorious at LSU for picketing and holding parties on Adolf Hitler’s birth anniversary.

He ran for the Louisiana State Senate as a Democrat from a Baton Rouge district in 1975. Four years later, he contested for the 10th District Senate seat, and finished second.

He allegedly refused to turn over proceeds from the 1979 Klan rallies. Accused of using Klan funds to purchase and refurbish his home in Metairie, he justified saying that the Klan used his house.

In 1988, after contesting in the Democratic presidential primaries, he sought the Presidential nomination of the Populist Party. In December, he changed his political affiliation from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.

He announced his candidacy for the Senate on October 6, 1990. He was the lone Republican pitted against three Democrats. Duke received 43.51 percent of the primary vote to Johnston’s 53.93 percent.

Duke’s hostile views on blacks and Jews prompted some of his critics including Republicans, to form the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, which directed media attention to Duke’s statements.

In 1991, Duke ran for governor of Louisiana. He faced Edwin W. Edwards in a runoff. Duke claimed to be a spokesperson for the “white majority”. Republican President George Bush opposed and denounced him.

While the Louisiana Coalition against Racism and Nazism rallied against his election, white supremacist organizations contributed to his campaign fund. Edwards received 61.2% to Duke’s 38.8%. Duke claimed he won 55% of white vote.

In 1992, Duke ran for the Republican Party presidential candidate nomination. He received 0.94% of votes in the primaries. Four years later, he ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate.

Duke published his autobiography “My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding” in 1998 which details his social philosophies, and reasoning behind racial separation. The Anti-Defamation League labelled it as racist, anti-semitic, sexist and homophobic.

With the sudden resignation of the Republican incumbent Bob Livingston in 1999, a special election was held in Louisiana’s First Congressional District. Duke contested as a Republican, and finished third failing to make the runoff.

In 2002, he traveled to Eastern Europe to promote his book, “Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening on the Jewish Question” which purportedly dwells with ethnic supremacism that he claims exists in the Jewish community.

In 2002, he pleaded guilty to the charge of filing a false tax return, and mail fraud. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, fined US$10,000, and ordered to pay taxes.

After he was released from prison in 2004, he organized a “European Nationalists” meeting in Kenner, Louisiana. He proposed peace within the movement and a better outer image known as the New Orleans Protocol.

In 2005, Duke received a Kandidat Nauk degree in History from Ukrainian Interregional Academy of Personnel Management. His doctoral thesis was “Zionism as a Form of Ethnic Supremacism”. He taught international relations and history.

On April 24, 2009, Duke visited the Czech Republic on invitation by a Czech neo-Nazi Group, Národní Odpor, to promote his book “My Awakening”. He was arrested, released, and asked to leave the country.

Duke said he was considering running for the post of President in 2012 with the Tea Party movement activists urging him. However, he ultimately did not contest the primaries or the presidential election.

In December 2013, an Italian court ruled to expel Duke from Italy where he was living. The Italian police had discovered that a residence ban has been issued against him in 26 countries.

Major Works

He founded the Louisiana-based Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and became its Grand Wizard. He introduced reforms including business suits, nonviolence, legality, equal membership for women and Catholics’ membership.

In 1979, after his unsuccessful run for president and violent Klan incidents, he left the Klan, and formed the National Association for the Advancement of White People to end discrimination against white people.

Personal Life & Legacy

Duke met Chloê Hardin while working in the White Youth Alliance. They remained companions throughout college, and married in 1974. He has two daughters with Hardin - Erika and Kristin.

Duke had a weakness for women, and pursued them keenly. Fed up with Duke’s womanizing, Chloê Hardin divorced him in 1984. Duke also developed a lifelong weakness for gambling.

Trivia

This politician wrote a women’s self-help book under the pseudonym Dorothy Vanderbilt and James Konrad, titled “Finders-Keepers – Finding and Keeping the Man You Want” which contains sexual, diet, fashion, cosmetic and relationship advice.

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David Duke biography timelines

  • // 1st Jul 1950
    David Duke was born on July 1, 1950 to David H. Duke, an engineer for Shell Oil, and Alice Maxine Crick. The family lived for some time in the Netherlands, and finally settled in Louisiana.
  • // 1967
    He met the white supremacist National Alliance leader, William Pierce, who would remain a lifelong influence. He joined the Ku Klux Klan in 1967.
  • // 1968
    Duke enrolled at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1968. Two years on, he formed a white student group called the White Youth Alliance affiliated with the National Socialist White People’s Party.
  • // 1970
    In 1970, he appeared at Tulane University wearing Nazi uniform to protest William Kunstler’s appearance. He became notorious at LSU for picketing and holding parties on Adolf Hitler’s birth anniversary.
  • // 1974
    Duke met Chloê Hardin while working in the White Youth Alliance. They remained companions throughout college, and married in 1974. He has two daughters with Hardin - Erika and Kristin.
  • // 1975
    He ran for the Louisiana State Senate as a Democrat from a Baton Rouge district in 1975. Four years later, he contested for the 10th District Senate seat, and finished second.
  • // 1979
    He allegedly refused to turn over proceeds from the 1979 Klan rallies. Accused of using Klan funds to purchase and refurbish his home in Metairie, he justified saying that the Klan used his house.
  • // 1979
    In 1979, after his unsuccessful run for president and violent Klan incidents, he left the Klan, and formed the National Association for the Advancement of White People to end discrimination against white people.
  • // 1984
    Duke had a weakness for women, and pursued them keenly. Fed up with Duke’s womanizing, Chloê Hardin divorced him in 1984. Duke also developed a lifelong weakness for gambling.
  • // 1988
    In 1988, after contesting in the Democratic presidential primaries, he sought the Presidential nomination of the Populist Party. In December, he changed his political affiliation from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.
  • // 1990
    He announced his candidacy for the Senate on October 6, 1990. He was the lone Republican pitted against three Democrats. Duke received 43.51 percent of the primary vote to Johnston’s 53.93 percent.
  • // 1991
    In 1991, Duke ran for governor of Louisiana. He faced Edwin W. Edwards in a runoff. Duke claimed to be a spokesperson for the “white majority”. Republican President George Bush opposed and denounced him.
  • // 1992
    In 1992, Duke ran for the Republican Party presidential candidate nomination. He received 0.94% of votes in the primaries. Four years later, he ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate.
  • // 1998
    Duke published his autobiography “My Awakening: A Path to Racial Understanding” in 1998 which details his social philosophies, and reasoning behind racial separation. The Anti-Defamation League labelled it as racist, anti-semitic, sexist and homophobic.
  • // 1999
    With the sudden resignation of the Republican incumbent Bob Livingston in 1999, a special election was held in Louisiana’s First Congressional District. Duke contested as a Republican, and finished third failing to make the runoff.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he traveled to Eastern Europe to promote his book, “Jewish Supremacism: My Awakening on the Jewish Question” which purportedly dwells with ethnic supremacism that he claims exists in the Jewish community.
  • // 2002
    In 2002, he pleaded guilty to the charge of filing a false tax return, and mail fraud. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison, fined US$10,000, and ordered to pay taxes.
  • // 2004
    After he was released from prison in 2004, he organized a “European Nationalists” meeting in Kenner, Louisiana. He proposed peace within the movement and a better outer image known as the New Orleans Protocol.
  • // 2005
    In 2005, Duke received a Kandidat Nauk degree in History from Ukrainian Interregional Academy of Personnel Management. His doctoral thesis was “Zionism as a Form of Ethnic Supremacism”. He taught international relations and history.
  • // 24th Apr 2009
    On April 24, 2009, Duke visited the Czech Republic on invitation by a Czech neo-Nazi Group, Národní Odpor, to promote his book “My Awakening”. He was arrested, released, and asked to leave the country.
  • // 2012
    Duke said he was considering running for the post of President in 2012 with the Tea Party movement activists urging him. However, he ultimately did not contest the primaries or the presidential election.
  • // 2013
    In December 2013, an Italian court ruled to expel Duke from Italy where he was living. The Italian police had discovered that a residence ban has been issued against him in 26 countries.

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David Duke's FAQ

  • What is David Duke birthday?

    David Duke was born at 1950-07-01

  • Where is David Duke's birth place?

    David Duke was born in Tulsa

  • What is David Duke nationalities?

    David Duke's nationalities is American

  • Who is David Duke spouses?

    David Duke's spouses is Chloe Hardin (m. 1974–1984)

  • Who is David Duke childrens?

    David Duke's childrens is Erika Duke, Kristin Duke

  • What was David Duke universities?

    David Duke studied at Louisiana State University, Interregional Academy of Personnel Management

  • What is David Duke's religion?

    David Duke's religion is Christanity

  • Who is David Duke's father?

    David Duke's father is David H. Duke

  • Who is David Duke's mother?

    David Duke's mother is Alice Maxine Crick

  • What is David Duke's sun sign?

    David Duke is Cancer

  • How famous is David Duke?

    David Duke is famouse as White Nationalist, Far-Right Politician