American Legislative Leaders In The Northeast, 1911-1994

American Legislative Leaders In The Northeast, 1911-1994

by James Roger Sharp
     
 

The last of four volumes comprising a biographical dictionary of state speakers from 1911 to 1994, this book covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont. Following an analytical introduction, the entries provide biographical and career information on all of the speakers in the

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The last of four volumes comprising a biographical dictionary of state speakers from 1911 to 1994, this book covers Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont. Following an analytical introduction, the entries provide biographical and career information on all of the speakers in the Northeast. The volume concludes with statistical appendices based on an exhaustive data base.

The book complements volumes on the West, the Midwest, and the South. Together the volumes provide a useful source of information that is difficult to find elsewhere.

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A biographical dictionary of state house speakers in the northeastern states, seeking to give insight on what kind of people occupied positions of leadership, the extent of professionalization in state houses, why some speakers were more successful in their leadership role than others, and the nature of legislative leadership and its evolution. Entries give information on birth and death dates, education, and activities and careers before and after speakership. Appendices offer tables on speakers' political parties and home counties, years of service, legislative pathways, gender and racial background, education, religious and military background, occupations, voluntary organizations, and other public offices held. James Sharp teaches history at Syracuse University. Nancy Sharp is member of the faculty and assistant dean at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communication at Syracuse University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313302152
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2000
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1100L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

JAMES ROGER SHARP is Professor of History at Syracuse University.

NANCY WEATHERLY SHARP is a member of the faculty and Assistant Dean at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University.

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