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Biographical directory of the United States executive branch, 1774-1989 /
Robert Sobel, editor-in-chief.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1990.
x, 567 p. ; 25 cm.
0313265933 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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New York : Greenwood Press, 1990.
0313265933 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-01:
The third update of a work originally published in 1971 and enlarged in 1977. Each new edition has increased the number of entries by 10 percent. A one-page preface introduces the alphabetically arranged career biographies of all cabinet heads confirmed in office by the Senate--thus, acting cabinet officials are omitted. Also included are presidents, vice-presidents, and presidents of the Continental Congress. The biographies, written by a team of 32 historical researchers, give significant dates in the person's life, family and personal information, religion, career activities before and after cabinet service, and place of death and interment. The entries, which vary in length, close with short bibliographic references to primary and secondary resources for additional information. Eight appendixes (167 pages) tabulate such aspects as education, place of birth, and marital information. The volume is highly recommended for all types of libraries, particularly those lacking an earlier edition, as a very useful ready reference tool, for researchers, students, and political history enthusiasts. -G. R. Walden, The Ohio State University
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Table of Contents
Presidential Administrations
Heads of State and Cabinet Officials Other
Federal Government Service State, Country, and Municipal Government Service
Military Service by Branch Education Place of Birth Marital Information
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