CRS founder & president Jonathan Bydlak wrote today with sad news, as longtime Coalition advisory board member Dr. Herb London passed away Saturday evening.

As our friends at the London Center noted, his career spanned decades and included being drafted into the NBA, writing a hit rock & roll record, running in multiple statewide elections, authoring 30 books, and being a prominent advocate for the cause of free markets.

As many have said, he was a Renaissance man in an era when few, if any, of his caliber still exist.

He was also, above all, kind and generous with his time, including with a then-29-year-old founder of a new group trying to cut federal spending. As an early and active advisory board member of the Coalition to Reduce Spending, he was a mentor to me as he was to countless others.

He will be missed.

Read the full note here.