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American Political Leaders from 1789-2009 / Edition 1

American Political Leaders from 1789-2009 / Edition 1

by CQ Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 160426537X

ISBN-13: 9781604265378

Pub. Date: 09/22/2009

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

American Political Leaders 1789-2009 is a one-volume, quick fact finder that contains concise information on every president, vice president, cabinet member, Supreme Court justice, member of Congress, and state governor in 220 years of American history—more than 14,000 elected and appointed political figures. This resource includes all the basic biographical

Overview

American Political Leaders 1789-2009 is a one-volume, quick fact finder that contains concise information on every president, vice president, cabinet member, Supreme Court justice, member of Congress, and state governor in 220 years of American history—more than 14,000 elected and appointed political figures. This resource includes all the basic biographical facts on these U.S. leaders: birth and death dates, state of residence, political affiliation (including any switch between parties), periods of public service (for all major offices), and familial relationships to other American political figures.

Each of this book's six chapters opens with a general introduction that provides historical background on the office being detailed as well as interesting facts about the officeholders. Numerous boxes and tables cover such topics as presidential disability and line of succession, first ladies, presidential religious affiliations, presidential considerations in choosing Supreme Court justices, cabinet holdovers, women and minorities, congressional occupations, and term limits for governors.

American Political Leaders features an appendix that includes charts on the makeup of every cabinet in U.S. history (arranged chronologically by president); the beginning and adjournment dates for every session of Congress since 1789; the top leaders of the House and Senate since 1899; congressional committee chairs since 1947; and listings of all women, African Americans, and Hispanic Americans who have served in Congress. Also included are helpful indexes: a subject index covering the introductory material and a comprehensive name index for the volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604265378
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
09/22/2009
Pages:
463
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Presidents 1

Presidential Disability and the Line of Succession (box) 2

Nationalities of the Presidents (box) 5

Religious Affiliations of the Presidents (box) 6

A Biographical Summary of the First Ladies (box) 10

White House Hostesses (box) 12

Presidents: Biographies 13

Chapter 2 Vice Presidents 15

Vice Presidents Who Served in Congress (box) 18

From VP to President (box) 19

Vice Presidents: Biographies 21

Chapter 3 Cabinet Members 23

Fifteen Executive Departments (box) 24

Cabinet Holdovers (box) 27

Cabinet Members: Biographies 29

Chapter 4 Supreme Court Justices 43

Seventeen Chief Justices (box) 44

Geographical Considerations in Appointments (box) 46

Catholic and Jewish Justices (box) 48

Women Justices (box) 49

Longest Vacancies in the Court's History (box) 51

Supreme Court Justices: Biographies 54

Chapter 5 Members of Congress 59

Members of Congress Who Became President (box) 60

Attempts at Limiting Terms (box) 61

Age Structure of Congress (box) 63

Members' Occupations, 111th Congress (box) 64

Number of Women Members in Congress, 1947-2009 (box) 65

Number of African-American Members in Congress, 1947-2009 (box) 66

Number of Hispanic Members in Congress, 1947-2009 (box) 68

Congressional Service (box) 69

Members of Congress: Biographies 71

Chapter 6 Governors 275

Party Lineups (box) 276

Length of Governor Terms (box) 277

Limitations on Governor Terms (box) 278

State Sources for Governors (box) 279

Governors: Biographies 281

Appendix 327

Party Abbreviations 328

U.S. Presidents and Vice Presidents 329

Cabinet Members and Chief Justices, 1789-2009 331

Political PartyAffiliations in Congress and the Presidency, 1789-2009 355

Sessions of the U.S. Congress, 1789-2009 358

Speakers of the House of Representatives, 1789-2009 371

Leaders of the House Since 1899 372

Leaders of the Senate Since 1911 374

Congressional Committee Chairs Since 1947 376

Women Members of Congress, 1917-2009 383

African-American Members of Congress, 1870-2009 386

Hispanic Members of Congress, 1877-2009 388

Name Index 389

Subject Index 461

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