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American Political Leaders, 1789-2005.




American political leaders, 1789-2005.

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CQ Press, [c]2005

453 p.


Covering every president, vice president, cabinet member, Supreme Court justice, member of Congress, and state governor in US constitutional history, this reference text provides concise information on the characteristics of the office and the office holders. Each chapter describe the means of coming to office and the role of the office, provide general information on such topics as military service, nationalities and religious affiliations, and present brief biographies for each office-holder, including birth and death dates, state of residence, political affiliation, periods of public service, and familial relationships to other American political figures. An additional appendix includes chronological charts of the makeup of all of the cabinets, the beginning and adjournment dates for every session of Congress since 1789, top House and Senate leaders since 1899, and listings of all black, Hispanic, and women members of Congress through 2005.
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