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Mildred Adams McLearn, 102, Of Bronxville

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Mildred Adams McLearn, a resident of Bronxville for more than 75 years, died Thursday, Feb. 12, at the age of 102.

In the 1950s, she was the co-chair of the Westchester County Republican Committee to nominate Robert A. Taft for president, and she became a registered stockbroker with Francis I DuPont & Co. in New York City. In the 1990s, she wrote and published "The Voluntary State," a book containing her political and philosophical views and her prescriptions for a freer, more entrepreneurial society based on her unique theory of voluntary taxation, a summary of which was published in the National Review in the late 1950s. She was a graduate of the Emma Willard preparatory school and she attended Vassar College and Case-Western Reserve University. She also studied under the economist Ludwig Von Mises at New York University. She was a student and believer of the Austrian school of economics.

She was the wife of the late Frank C. McLearn. She is survived by Brian Firth, her companion of the last 20 years. She was the mother of Laura Stichter-Bryson (Michael), also a long-term resident of Bronxville; and Michael (Kathryn) McLearn of Savannah, Ga.; grandmother of six and great-grandmother of 15.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Reformed Church of Bronxville. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Lawrence Hospital Center 55 Palmer Road, Bronxville, NY 10708. Those interested can also donate here .

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