Remembering Kent Snyder

As evident by everyone who has written about Kent since his passing (Don, Jonathan, Matt, Joe Becker, Dr. Paul), he will be missed by many.

As someone fortunate to spend considerable time with Kent over a four month period during the height of the Ron Paul campaign, I was struck by how genuine, kind, thoughtful, dedicated, and dignified Kent Snyder was.  His door was always open to everyone who worked on the campaign.  He was both an inspirational and a calming force, both a great leader and a wonderful listener.

Many know that Kent was instrumental persuading Dr. Paul to form an exploratory committee.  But it is also important to realize that Kent was pivotal in the creation of the successor organization, the Campaign for Liberty. While he won’t be around to see the Campaign for Liberty bear fruit, I hope that it will be come a living memorial to the political value that Kent held highest: liberty.

When we weren’t discussing campaign business I used to talk regularly with Kent about golf (something we both enjoyed), and we would talk about playing a round together after the campaign came to an end.  I never would have guessed that the round would never take place.  Even when he became ill and was hospitalized, I assumed Kent’s inner strength would prevail. Sadly, despite that strength, I was wrong. Looking back, I don’t doubt that his tireless dedication to the campaign he made possible played a role in his passing.

Kent Snyder was a truly special person. May he rest in peace.


Below are details of the memorial service and a scholarship that has been set up in his name:

A memorial service for Kent W. Snyder will be held on

Thursday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m. at:

Village Presbyterian Church

6641 Mission Road

Prairie Village, KS 66208 


A reception will follow at 5:00 p.m.  Directions will be

handed out at the service for those who want to come.

Plaza III Steakhouse

5020 W. 137th Street

Leawood, KS 66224 

Kent was a generous supporter of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

The Kent Snyder Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established

at the Institute and those wishing to honor Kent with a tax-deductible

contribution should contact James Fogal: 

Ludwig von Mises institute


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