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us: Gibbons, William Conrad, 1926-2015


  • [William Conrad Gibbons (b. September 26, 1926, Harrisonburg, Virginia), entered the University of Virginia in 1945, but his studies were interrupted in order to serve in World War II. He returned to finish his college education at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and graduated in 1949. He went on to earn his Master's and Ph.D. in Government from Princeton University in 1957 and was in the 1954-1955 class of the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program. He worked on Capitol Hill for both Senator Wayne Morse and Senator Mike Mansfield and also served as an advance man for presidential contender Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960. He was a professional staff member of the Democratic Policy Committee and Assistant to the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Lyndon B. Johnson followed by Mike Mansfield, from 1960 to 1963. He ran for Congress from the Western District of Virginia, which covered his hometown of Harrisonburg, but was defeated. He returned to Washington to work as legislative program staff in 1962 and 1963; Deputy Director, 1963 to 1965, and Director, 1965 to 1968, of Congressional Liaison for the Agency for International Development, Department of State. At the beginning of the Nixon Administration, William Gibbons left Washington to set up and head the political science department at Texas A&M University. He went on to be a visiting professor at Wellesley College and worked briefly as the Senior Program Officer in charge of all historical activities for the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. In 1972, he became a senior analyst for the Foreign Affairs Division (FAND) of the Library of Congress, where he stayed for twenty years.]

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    • found: His The U.S. government and the Vietnam war, 1984: p. iii (William Conrad Gibbons, specialist in U.S. Foreign Policy in the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division) t.p. (Congressional Research Service, LC)
    • found: LC database, 7/20/87 (hdg.: Gibbons, William C.; usage: William C. Gibbons)
    • found: Info. from publ., 6/15/89 (William Conrad Gibbons; b. 9/26/26)
    • found: Papers of William Conrad Gibbons, Johnson Library, 1960-1968: (professional staff member of the Democratic Policy Committee and Assistant to the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Lyndon B. Johnson followed by Mike Mansfield, from 1960-1963)
    • found: Wikipedia.org, June 2, 2015 (William Conrad Gibbons was born in 1926 in Harrisonburg, Virginia; worked in Capitol Hill for both Senator Wayne Morse and Senator Mike Mansfield and also served as an advance man for presidential contender Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960) {http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Conrad_Gibbons}
    • found: OCLC, June 5, 2015 (hdg.: Gibbons, William Conrad; Gibbons, William Conrad, 1926-; usage: William Conrad Gibbons)
    • found: Washington post WWW site, July 7, 2015 (William Conrad Gibbons died July 4 [2015] at his farm in Monroe, Va.; he was 88)
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    • [William Conrad Gibbons (b. September 26, 1926, Harrisonburg, Virginia), entered the University of Virginia in 1945, but his studies were interrupted in order to serve in World War II. He returned to finish his college education at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and graduated in 1949. He went on to earn his Master's and Ph.D. in Government from Princeton University in 1957 and was in the 1954-1955 class of the American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program. He worked on Capitol Hill for both Senator Wayne Morse and Senator Mike Mansfield and also served as an advance man for presidential contender Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960. He was a professional staff member of the Democratic Policy Committee and Assistant to the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Lyndon B. Johnson followed by Mike Mansfield, from 1960 to 1963. He ran for Congress from the Western District of Virginia, which covered his hometown of Harrisonburg, but was defeated. He returned to Washington to work as legislative program staff in 1962 and 1963; Deputy Director, 1963 to 1965, and Director, 1965 to 1968, of Congressional Liaison for the Agency for International Development, Department of State. At the beginning of the Nixon Administration, William Gibbons left Washington to set up and head the political science department at Texas A&M University. He went on to be a visiting professor at Wellesley College and worked briefly as the Senior Program Officer in charge of all historical activities for the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. In 1972, he became a senior analyst for the Foreign Affairs Division (FAND) of the Library of Congress, where he stayed for twenty years.]
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