More Statesmen and Mischief Makers

Members of Congress and Their Contributions to History from Kennedy through Reagan

by Scott Crass



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 06/04/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 672
ISBN : 9781669868590

About the Book

Accomplishments, associations and anecdotes - that is what this book encompasses. Previous volumes of Statesmen and Mischief Makers have portrayed members of Congress from the eras of John F. Kennedy through Ronald Reagan whose stories were the subject of fantastic tidbits. This volume is no exception but the emphasis is on the unknown men - and a few women – who were either at the center of now famous laws or had high-profile roles in historic events. It depicts those with close proximity to those who appeared on a national ticket, either as Congressional friends or opponents. These individuals never achieved the fame or only had a mere 15 minutes of it, which suited them fine. Yet their stories should be adequately told. The many obscure members of the House Judiciary Committee who negotiated the endgame of Watergate, for example, should stand out. Those who helped forge indelible advancement on civil/gender rights, education and wilderness protection, to name a few, should be household names. Ditto for those who labored long and hard for government efficiency and consumer protection, taking on the high and mighty to do so. Finally, there are humble, revered people who never sought recognition beyond their home turf or public policy initiatives they were promoting. That’s what makes these individuals special – and worthy of remembrance.

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