Ralph Nader was born in Winstead, Connecticut in 1934. His parents, Rose and Nathra, were Lebanese immigrants. In 1955, Nader received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton University. Three years later, he received a Bachelor of Law degree from Harvard Law School. In 1959, after serving six months in the Army, he started practicing law in Hartford, Connecticut.
Nader was named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Americans in the Twentieth Century by Time Magazine. This campaign is his third presidential run.