Alfred S. Regnery, Chairman
(Independent voting member—January 1993 – Present)
Former Department of Justice Administrator Mr. Regnery was named Chairman of LELDF after David Martin passed away in April 2014. He and Mr. Martin founded the organization in 1995 after organizing and managing the Stacey Koon Defense Fund, which paid for the defense of the principal arresting officer in the Los Angeles Rodney King case, and has served as a member of the board of directors of the organization since its inception. Mr. Regnery, a lawyer, practiced law in the Midwest and in Washington, D.C., and was Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the 1970s. During the Reagan Administration he served under Ed Meese at the United States Department of Justice as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and was later named by President Reagan as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He was president of Regnery Publishing, Inc., his family’s book publishing business, from 1986 until 2003, and president and publisher of the American Spectator magazine from 2003 until 2012. His military service was in the U.S. Coast Guard. He now serves on several non-profit and corporate boards.