Paul M. Weyrich, 66, chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation and first president of The Heritage Foundation, has died. Weyrich, a leader within the conservative movement, was a man of faith and abiding principles.
Credited with coining the phrase “Moral Majority,” Weyrich had been in ill health since injuring his spine in a fall in 1996. Both of his legs were amputated at the knee in 2005 as a result of diabetes.
He was an exceptional mentor to up-and-coming Republican politicos, and will be deeply missed by his many friends.
The Heritage Foundation pays tribute to Paul Weyrich here.