Jo Jorgensen

Jo Jorgensen
Personal details
Joanne Marie Jorgensen

(1957-05-01) May 1, 1957 (age 62)
Libertyville, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyLibertarian
Alma materBaylor University
Southern Methodist University
Clemson University

Joanne Marie "Jo" Jorgensen (born May 1, 1957) is an American academic and politician. She was the United States Libertarian Party candidate for vice-president in the 1996 U.S. presidential election, the running mate of presidential candidate Harry Browne.[1] She was also a candidate for South Carolina's 4th congressional district in 1992 receiving 4,286 votes for 2.2%.


Jorgensen received a BS in Psychology at Baylor University in 1979 followed by a Master's in Business Administration in 1980. She began her career at IBM working with computer systems. She received a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Clemson University in 2002.[citation needed]

Jorgensen is now a Psychology Senior Lecturer at Clemson University.[2]

2020 presidential campaign[edit]

In August of 2019, Jorgensen filed with the FEC to run for the office of President of the United States as a Libertarian in the 2020 election.[3] She then qualified for the November 2, 2019 South Carolina Libertarian Party debate.[citation needed]


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Party political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Lord
Libertarian nominee for Vice President of the United States
Succeeded by
Art Olivier