Randal Teague has been a member of The Fund for American Studies’ Board of Trustees since 1979 and was elected its chairman in 1998. Randy worked closely with one of TFAS’s five founders, David R. Jones, at the time of the organization’s incorporation, and he was the first student to receive scholarship assistance in 1969.
Randy served as editor of TFAS’s publications in the 1970s; was a co-founder of the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES) in Prague in 1993; the founder of the International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES) in Greece in 1996; and helped conceptualize the Capital Semester program in 2003.
Randy came to the nation’s capital in 1964 to complete his college education, work for former Rep. William C. Cramer of Florida, and volunteer for the Goldwater for President campaign. While serving as president of the student government at a St. Petersburg, Florida, high school, he became aware of the economic education of college students by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the work of the Intercollegiate Society of Individualists (ISI), as today’s Intercollegiate Studies Institute was then known, and of the 1960-organized Young Americans for Freedom (YAF). He became YAF’s Florida chairman and southern regional chairman and was a member of its National Board of Directors before moving to Washington. He served as its executive director from 1968–1971 after which he became an economic policy analyst in the Executive Office of President Richard Nixon. He served on the Board of Directors and as treasurer of the American Conservative Union (ACU).
From 1973–79, Randy served as legislative counsel and administrative assistant (chief of staff) to then-Rep. Jack F. Kemp of New York before entering corporate law practice with Cabot Corporation in Boston in 1979. He returned to Washington in early 1981 as President Ronald Reagan’s first administration began and continued his primarily international trade, finance and development practice there with the Ohio-based law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.
A graduate of American University and an honors double-graduate of George Washington University’s law school, he serves now as legal counsel to numerous for-profit and nonprofit corporations. He is the chairman of the Board of Trustees of EARTH University in Costa Rica and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Air Force Academy Foundation in Colorado and the Thomas Jefferson Institute on Public Policy in Virginia. Additionally, he serves as senior councilor to the Atlantic Council of the United States. He is today substantially focused on news and entertainment media biases and academic bias.