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August 19, 2009 For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH COMMENTS ON THE PASSING
OF ECONOMIST ROSE FRIEDMAN
LOS ANGELES COUNTY - Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich issued the following statement on the passing of Rose Friedman, wife of renowned economist Milton Friedman.
"An accomplished economist in her own right, Rose Friedman was a vital partner to Milton Friedman, the father of the modern conservative movement based upon economic liberty and free market principles.
Nearly one hundred years old, she fought against the threat of an over-imposing and intrusive government similar to the anti-Semitic Russia she fled as a girl. She will be remembered as a talented and influential champion of freedom who dedicated her life to promoting individual liberty and prosperity.
Christine and I send our thoughts and prayers to her son David, daughter Janet, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.”