The Annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of Queens County was held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 10: 30 a.m. in Bohemian Hall located at 29-19 24th Avenue in Astoria, New York.
The delegates attending the LPQC Annual Convention voted unanimously to endorse Sam Sloan, who is seeking the nomination of the Libertarian Party for Governor in 2010. Items mentioned favorably during debate included Sam Sloan's commitment to donate $5,000.00 to the statewide petition drive should he receive the nomination and his active involvement in the Libertarian Party over the past few years.
Sam Sloan first joined the Libertarian Party in the 1970s but became increasingly active in the party starting in 2002. In 2006, Sloan was elected to serve as Director of Media Relations of the Manhattan Libertarian Party. He sought the nomination of the Libertarian Party for Governor in 2006 and Mayor in 2009. He recently addressed the Libertarian Party of Queens County regarding his book "The Slave Children of Thomas Jefferson". Mr. Sloan was also a candidate for an At-Large position on the National Committee of the Libertarian Party and was a delegate to the LP's National Convention in Denver, Colorado in 2008.
Samuel Howard Sloan was born September 7, 1944 in Richmond, Virginia. Sloan attended the University of California, Berkeley and later worked for two years for the Wall Street Investment Banking firm of Hayden, Stone & Co. in the over-the-counter trading department. In 1970, he established Samuel H. Sloan & Co., a registered broker-dealer primarily trading over-the-counter stocks and bonds. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) brought civil actions against Sloan & Co. in 1971-1975 alleging he had failed to maintain adequate books and records. After years of litigation, Sloan in 1978 prevailed in the U.S. Supreme Court. Sloan argued the case pro se even though he was not an attorney. The opposing attorney was Harvey Pitt, who was later Chairman of the SEC from 2001 to 2003. Sloan won before the U.S. Supreme Court 9-0. Sloan is the last non-lawyer to argue before the court. In July, 2006, Sam Sloan was elected to the Executive Board of the United States Chess Federation.
Sloan has written an extensive lexicon of Khowar, a language spoken in Chitral, Pakistan. Sloan had a minor role in a commercially-produced film, that later became a video game, Mahjong Horoki Classic. Sloan drove a taxicab in New York City for several years. He is now primarily a publisher of books and DVDs about chess, go and other subjects. Sloan has travelled to over 80 countries. Sloan has been married three times. Sloan's second wife, Honzagool, was a native of Khowar and together they had a daughter born in New York State on October 15, 1981. Sloan converted to Islam and thus is also known as Haji Mohammed Ismail Sloan.
The LPNY Annual Convention, at which the decision regarding the nomination will be made, is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1389 Washington Avenue in Albany, New York.