Freedom Seminars is a model that should be emulated throughout the country, since it is an ideal way to maintain interest in the freedom philosophy through face-to-face contact. It is also a perfect way for freedom advocates to introduce friends and family to free-market economics and individual liberty.

Freedom Seminars of Portland, Ore.: Worthy of Emulation
Foundation for Economic Education - May 2010

Freedom Seminars was founded by Ridgway K. “Dick” Foley and David A. Hendersen to promote and present seminars to study and explicate the free society, and to encourage voluntary actions based upon the highest moral values.

Freedom Seminars, Inc. is a registered non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status located in Salem, Oregon.

Mr. Foley has practiced law in Portland for more than 40 years. A former trustee of the Foundation for Economic Education, he has published scholarly articles in such journals as The Freeman, Freedom Daily, and Reason.


Mr. Hendersen is founder and president of Columbia Food Machinery, Inc., a supplier of equipment for food processing plants. He and his wife, Laurie, are fascinated by the market economy and are fervent proponents of the principles of private property and personal freedom.