John Anderson

updated 04/04/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/04/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT

A Man of Independent Means
Former Republican congressman John Anderson first appeared in PEOPLE on Feb. 4, 1980, after announcing his bid for the presidency. With his energy-tax, pro-choice platform, he captured just 7 percent of the vote for his independent-party ticket in November. "We would have done better in '92," he says. "People are more responsive to opening up the system now." Though he supported Clinton, not Perot, Anderson, at 72, still believes in grassroots politics. When he's not teaching law at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, where he and wife Keke spend four months each year, he's apt to be demonstrating in Washington for his pet causes. Recently he marched in support of an international court that would bring war criminals to justice. "Dozens of us were chanting, 'Hey, hey, ho, ho, the Rule of Law is the way to go,' " he says. "We hoped the sounds would permeate the walls of the Justice Department."

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