Edward H. Lazarus, born March 2, 1959, in Chicago, received a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University. He has been an instructor in political science at Yale University, a partner with Information Associates (political pollsters) in Washington, D.C., and a Fellow of the Roosevelt Center for American Policy Studies. His book Third Parties in America: Citizen Response to Major Party Failure (with Steven J. Rosenstone and Roy L. Behr) examines the history of minor political parties in the United States.