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|Leader||Kirby J. Hensley|
|Succeeded by||People's Peace Prosperity Party (under Hensley)|
The Universal Party was an American political party that participated in presidential elections between 1964 and 1972, twice under the leadership of Kirby J. Hensley, founder of the Universal Life Church, and for the third and final time under Gabriel Green, founder of the Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America. Among other policy planks, the party promoted "cancellation of local, state, and Federal taxes" and the "issue of monies by the Congress for all public expenses," as well as "civil treatment for beings from other worlds who may visit this planet."
- President, 1964: Kirby J. Hensley, with John O. Hopkins (VP)
- President, 1968: Kirby J. Hensley, with Roscoe MacKenna (VP)
- President, 1972: Gabriel Green, with Daniel Fry (VP)
- Hauser, Stephen K. (Summer 1998), "Not of This Earth: The Story of the Universal Party", The Keynoter (American Political Items Collectors) 98 (1): 24-32, https://archive.org/details/keynoter9811amer
- Franklin, Ben A. (1 November 1964), "THE THIRD PARTY: MOSTLY EXTREME; Factional Groups Attract Few, but Diehard, Votes", New York Times (New York City, NY): 71, http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9E03EED9163EE430A25752C0A9679D946591D6CF&src=DigitizedArticle&legacy=true, retrieved 2017-10-16
- Mobley, Willard H. (31 October 1968), "9 Minor Parties in Race", Corpus Christi Caller-Times (Corpus Christi, TX), https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/23041257/, retrieved 2017-10-16, "Kirby J. Hensley, a Modesto, Calif., minister, is bidding for the White House in Iowa under the banner of the Universal party. Hensley, 56, got 19 votes for president in 1964. The Universal platform includes civil treatment for beings from other worlds who may visit this planet."