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The Resource Window on Congress : a congressional biography of Barber B. Conable, Jr., James S. Fleming, (electronic resource)

Window on Congress : a congressional biography of Barber B. Conable, Jr., James S. Fleming, (electronic resource)

Label
Window on Congress : a congressional biography of Barber B. Conable, Jr.
Title
Window on Congress
Title remainder
a congressional biography of Barber B. Conable, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
James S. Fleming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Barber B. Conable Jr. served as a Republican congressman from western New York from 1965 to 1985. He is recognized as one of the most respected members of the House of Representatives in recent years. This biography explores his twenty-year congressional career, focusing on his remarkable educational abilities as a gifted teacher-legislator. Using excerpts from Conable's private journal, his newsletters and news columns, and from personal interviews, James S. Fleming has crafted a book that enables readers to appreciate why Conable was held in high regard by his constituents, his colleagues, the press, and congressional scholars. Political scientist Charles O. Jones expressed the opinion of many when he observed that "Barber Conable was just about everybody's idea of what a congressman should be."<BR> Recognizing the importance of Conable's western New York heritage, James Fleming traces Conable's story from his childhood in Warsaw, New York, to his election to the historic Eighty-ninth Congress of 1965-1966. Fleming's chronicle of Conable's subsequent legislative career offers a window on Congress and on an historic period in American history. As the fourth-ranking Republican leader in the House, Conable played a critical role in the Watergate investigation that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. As the ranking Republican leader of the Ways and Means Committee, he was a key contributor to the tax legislation passed during the Ford, Carter, and Reagan administrations. The highlight of his legislative career was his crucial work in solving the 1983 Social Security crisis. Fleming concludes the biography with a look at Conable's service as World Bank President and his retirement to his beloved western New York home.<BR><BR> In his foreword the renowned congressional scholar, Richard F. Fenno Jr. writes, "Barber Conable was an especially admirable United States Representative; and Jim Fleming has written an especially admirable congressional biography. This book is, therefore, a special gift."--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, James S.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conable, Barber B
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • United States
Label
Window on Congress : a congressional biography of Barber B. Conable, Jr., James S. Fleming, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580466752/type/BOOK
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roots in western New York -- Becoming a lawyer and politician -- Mr. Conable goes to Albany -- A freshman in the Eighty-Ninth Congress -- Appointment to the Ways and Means Committee -- Support for Richard Nixon -- The Watergate betrayal -- Toughest reelection -- A friend in the White House -- Republican leader of Ways and Means -- Cutting taxes -- Saving Social Security -- Concluding a congressional career -- Life after Congress
Control code
CR9781580466752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 429 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580461283
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)317327882
Label
Window on Congress : a congressional biography of Barber B. Conable, Jr., James S. Fleming, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580466752/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roots in western New York -- Becoming a lawyer and politician -- Mr. Conable goes to Albany -- A freshman in the Eighty-Ninth Congress -- Appointment to the Ways and Means Committee -- Support for Richard Nixon -- The Watergate betrayal -- Toughest reelection -- A friend in the White House -- Republican leader of Ways and Means -- Cutting taxes -- Saving Social Security -- Concluding a congressional career -- Life after Congress
Control code
CR9781580466752
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 429 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580461283
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)317327882

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