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The Austin-Boston Connection : Five Decades of House Democratic Leadership, 1937-1989 - Anthony Champagne

The Austin-Boston Connection

Five Decades of House Democratic Leadership, 1937-1989

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Published: 31st August 2009
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For the more than fifty years that Democrats controlled the U.S. House of Representatives, leadership was divided between Massachusetts and Texas. When the Speaker was from Texas??(or nearby Oklahoma), the Majority Leader was from the Boston area, and when the Speaker was from Boston, the Majority Leader was from Texas.??

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The Austin-Boston Connection analyzes the importance of the friendships (especially mentor-prot??g?? relationships) and enmities within congressional delegations, regional affinities, and the lynchpin practice of appointing the Democratic Whip.??

Introduction -- Joe Bailey -- John Nance Garner -- Sam Rayburn -- John W. McCormack -- Sam Rayburn's boys: who will lead? -- Back to Boston: Tip O'Neill -- Jim Wright: the last Texan -- Conclusion: the impact of the Austin-Boston alliance on House politics -- Notes -- Index.

ISBN: 9781603443265
ISBN-10: 1603443266
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 31st August 2009
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press