David H. Padden
David H. Padden is President of Padden & Company Inc., a Chicago-based investment securities firm, and spinoff Padco Lease Corporation. He plays a prominent role in a number of libertarian think tanks:
- Heartland Institute, founder and director 2004 
- Cato Institute, director 2004 
- Citizens for a Sound Economy, former director
- Acton Institute, former director
- Bionomics Institute, director
- Foundation for Economic Education, former director
- Center for Libertarian Studies, former director
- Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty, director 2001 
- Heartland Institute, David H. Padden biography, accessed February 2004.
- Padco Lease Corporation -- A Chicago based Investment banking firm purchases leases for resale to a select group of private investors. Padco is a spin off of Padden & Company, Inc., founded in 1963.
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