Gary Allen, whose books "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" and "Tax Target: Washington" articulated conservative goals for the last two decades, died Saturday of a liver ailment. He was 50.
Allen died at Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach.
"He was the great popularizer of the conservative cause," said W. Scott Stanley, editor in chief of the Washington-based Conservative Digest. Stanley, who said Allen started and mastered the technique of spreading the conservative message through mail-order books, cassettes and film strips, called him "a pioneer in putting the right message together with the right tool."
Born in Glendale and raised in Long Beach, Allen had a Bachelor of Arts in history from Stanford University.
He leaves a wife, Barbara Jean, and four children. Funeral services were set for Friday at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos.