David F. Nalle (March 19, 1959 – February 13, 2021) was an American political writer, game author and font designer. Nalle was active in the early history of the development of the internet. He was at one time Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group that promotes libertarianism within the Republican Party, Senior Politics Editor at Blogcritics online magazine, and was the CEO of Scriptorium Fonts.
Dave Nalle’s parents were American diplomat David Nalle and Margaret Shumaker Nalle. Due to his father’s diplomatic postings, Dave Nalle spent his formative years overseas in Syria, Iran, Jordan, England and the Soviet Union and traveled in the Middle East and Central Asia. During this time, he received his primary and middle school education from British and American schools. During his teens, the family lived in Washington, DC, and he attended high school at St. Albans School.
After moving to Texas in 1982, Nalle earned two graduate degrees at the University of Texas and did a year of graduate study in England at the City University of London. During this period he also ran a small game publishing company called Ragnarok Press. In 1989 Nalle founded Scriptorium Fonts to market his original font designs and digital recreations of antique type and hand lettering, initially for the Commodore 64 and eventually primarily for Macintosh and Windows users.
Nalle ran for Texas State Representative in 2002 and served as Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus from 2009 to 2013. He was also ex-president of the Manor Lions Club and Chairman of the East Travis County Advisory Board which supervises a community center, a public library and charity programs in Manor, Texas. He had two daughters and resided outside of Austin, Texas.
On February 11, 2021, Nalle’s partner, Maggie Perkins, reported that Nalle had contracted COVID-19 and was critically ill. On February 14, 2021, Perkins posted on her Facebook page that Nalle had died the previous day. – Available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License from Wikipedia.