Joseph P. Overton
Joseph P. Overton (4 January 1960 – 30 June 2003) was a Senior Vice President of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He held a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
He is known for conceiving of the idea since known as the Overton window, the range of ideas the public will accept.
He died at 43 from injuries suffered in a crash while piloting an ultralight aircraft, soon after taking off from the Tuscola Area Airport near Caro, Michigan, USA. He was survived by his newlywed wife, Helen.
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- Executive with think tank killed in ultralight crash - Published on July 10, 2003, The Associated Press