By Richard L. Wilson
Profiles of significant figures in American politics, from Bella Abzug via Woodrow Wilson, prepared alphabetically, by means of sector of task, and by means of yr of beginning.
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He played a key role in Eisenhower’s Republican National Convention victory and went on to direct Eisenhower’s successful presidential campaign. After Eisenhower’s inauguration, Adams became White House chief of staff. It was in this role that Adams’s genius blossomed. He organized Eisenhower’s time with such efficiency and controlled access to the president with such hardnosed determination that it has served as a model for nearly all presidencies since. Occasionally, a president experiments with alternative styles, but they have all returned to something similar to the Adams model before long.
Senate. S. attorney for Maryland. In this way, Beale hoped he could win reelection on the heels of his brother’s vigorous prosecution of corrupt Maryland Democratic politicians. S. Attorney Beale had no trouble finding corrupt Democrats to prosecute. Baltimore County was particularly rife with them and Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson was duly indicted on multiple corruption charges. This same investigation also discovered that Agnew had been involved in the same kind of corruption as Baltimore County executive and later as Maryland’s governor.
Involvement in promoting peace and the institution of democracy in the new states arising out of the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. She supported numerous peace efforts in the Middle East. S. relations there. S. Senate to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Albright was not only the first woman to serve as secretary of state, but she was one of the very few women to hold high diplomatic posts for the United States. S. ambassador to the United Nations, and ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT had served as a delegate to the original United Nations Conference and to the Commission on 15 Human Rights.
American Political Leaders by Richard L. Wilson