American Political Leaders by Richard L. Wilson

By Richard L. Wilson

Profiles of significant figures in American politics, from Bella Abzug via Woodrow Wilson, prepared alphabetically, by way of region of task, and via 12 months of beginning.

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Stephenson, Nathaniel Wright. Nelson W. Aldrich, A Leader in American Politics. : Kennikat Press, 1971. Anderson, John Bayard (1922– ) candidate for president, representative John B. Anderson ran for president as an independent in 1980 hoping that a split would develop between the Republican and Democratic candidates sufficient for him to win. Such a split did not materialize, although he may have drawn more votes away from the Democratic Party’s nominee, the incumbent JAMES EARL CARTER, to help the Republican RONALD WILSON REAGAN to win.

Magill, John L. Loos, and Tracy Irons-Georges. : Salem Press, 2000. Reeves, Thomas Charles. Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur. New York: Knopf, 1975. Atchison, David Rice (1807–1886) senator, Confederate leader David Rice Atchison was a famous representative of his age, and an important part of his fame extends from his long struggle against his great rival, THOMAS HART BENTON. The city of Atchison, Kansas, is named after him. Atchison was born on August 11, 1807, in Frogtown, Kentucky.

Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1983. , and Robert J. Walker. A Campaign of Ideas: The 1980 Anderson/ Lucey Platform. : Greenwood Press, 1984. Golubovskis, George M. Crazy Dreaming—The Anderson Campaign, 1980. : Talking Seal Press, 1981. “John B. Anderson” in The Presidency A to Z: Second Edition, edited by Michael T. Nelson. : Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998. Arnold, Thurman Wesley (1891–1969) federal court of appeals judge, assistant attorney general Thurman Arnold is best known for his vigorous prosecution of the trusts and monopolistic corporations as the head of President FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT’s Justice Department Antitrust Division from 1939 to 1943.

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