National Alliance

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National Alliance
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Political position White nationalism
Leader William Luther Pierce (1974–2002)
Will Williams (2014–present)
Country United States
Existence 1974–present
Headquarters Hillsboro, West Virginia
Colours Red, white, black

The National Alliance is an American White nationalist and White separatist organization. The group was incorporated on February 22, 1974[1] by Dr. William Pierce, a former physics professor and author of the book, The Turner Diaries (under the pseudonym Andrew MacDonald) a novel about a White revolution in America. National Vanguard Books is the publishing arm of the National Alliance.


The National Alliance was reorganized from an earlier group: the National Youth Alliance (NYA) based in Arlington, Virginia. The NYA was formed out of the remains of Governor George Wallace's 1968 presidential campaign organization Youth for Wallace. The NYA broke into factions as a result of infighting.

Pierce gained control of the largest remnant in 1970 and continued the organization under that name until its reorganization in 1974. Pierce previously had been an associate of the assassinated leader of the American Nazi Party, George Lincoln Rockwell, and had been editor of the party's ideological journal, National Socialist World. Dr. Pierce moved the National Alliance out of the Washington DC area in the summer of 1985 to rural West Virginia which become known as The Land.

Pierce died of cancer on July 23, 2002, and was succeeded as National Chairman by Erich Gliebe. Before the death of Pierce, the FBI and Jewish hate group the SPLC called the Alliance the best-financed and best-organized white nationalist organization of its kind in the United States. Membership at the time of Dr. Pierce's death was around 1,500[2] with an income of $1 million annually. The organization began a declined under the leadership of Erich Gliebe and by 2006 its membership had fallen to fewer than 800 members.

Gliebe resigned as National Chairman on October 24, 2014 turning the position over to former Membership Coordinator Will Williams.


Leader From Until Notes
William Luther Pierce 1974 2002 Founder of the NA, ran it until his death.
Erich Gliebe 2002 2005 Took over after death of Pierce. Membership dropped and financial problems forced him to step aside.
Shaun Walker 2005 2006 Brief leadership as legal problems caught up with him.
Erich Gliebe 2006 present Attempted mainstreaming, "New Direction". Oversaw precipitous loss in membership and confidence. Resigned during lawsuit by NARRG.
Will Williams 2014 present Had chaired refounded NA with Strom, took over original alliance on Gliebe's resignation.



  1. National Alliance Bulletin January-February 1982
  2. ADV for March 9, 2013 A New Direction By Erich Gliebe


  • Robert S. Griffin, The Fame of a Dead Man's Deeds: An Up-Close Portrait of White Nationalist William Pierce, 2001 (ISBN 0-7596-0933-0)

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