|Howard Ahmanson, Jr.|
AKA Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson, Jr.
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Philanthropist, Business
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Reclusive fundamentalist-Christian philanthropist
Reclusive Christian philanthropist from Orange County, CA. During the 1970s, he became a disciple of R. J. Rushdoony, an Armenian cleric who preached the doctrine of "reconstructionism", a brand of Christian fundamentalism which advocates governance by Old Testament law. He was instrumental in starting the career of conservative intellectual Marvin Olasky. Ahmanson is the heir to the Home Savings and Loan fortune, a California bank purchased by Washington Mutual in 1998, and manages his philanthropy through the private corporation, the Fieldstead Institute. He suffers from Tourette's syndrome, so most of his public statements are made through his wife, Roberta. Among the projects financed by Ahmanson was California's Proposition 8, an amendment to the state's constitution to end gay marriage.
In 1985, Ahmanson told the Orange County Register, "My goal is the total integration of biblical law into our lives."
 Switched from Republican to Democratic in 2009, per Washington Post 29-Mar-2009 interview. "I'm now a blue-dog Democrat for Bobby Jindal in 2012."
Father: Howard F. Ahmanson (banker, b. 1906, d. 1968 heart failure)
Mother: Dorothy Grannis Sullivan (b. 1908, div. 1960)
Wife: Roberta Green Ahmanson (m. 1986)
High School: Lincoln Junior High, Newport Beach, CA
High School: Black-Foxe Military Institute, Hancock Park, CA (1968)
University: BS Economics, Occidental College (1972)
University: MS Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington
Council for National Policy
DeMint for Senate Committee
Fieldstead Institute Founder
John McCain 2008
National Conservative Campaign Fund
Pro-Growth Action Team
Public Justice Advocates
Restore America PAC
Home Savings and Loan Heir
Born-Again Christian from Calvinism
Time Magazine 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America
Risk Factors: Homophobia, Arthritis
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