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Richard Joseph Stillman
|Notes:||Based on the 1994 Coleman B. Ransone, Jr. lecture series, given by the author at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, and reworked into book form.|
|Description:||xii, 207 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Richard J. Stillman II.|
George William Curtis led the fight for civil service reform. Charles Francis Adams, Jr., created the "sunshine commission" whereby previously hidden public issues would now be aired for all citizens to discuss. Emory Upton, known primarily in military circles, constructed the key elements of professionalism now adopted by both military and civilian worlds. Jane Addams pioneered the current methods for delivering human services. Frederick W. Taylor's innovative scientific management doctrines for the private sector form the nexus of civil service and personnel administration today. Richard Childs, through his invention of the council-manager form of government, fundamentally changed the landscape of municipal governance.
Louis Brownlow refashioned the American presidency from a weak office to one of the most powerful chief executive positions in the world. By looking at the lives of these seven individuals, Stillman argues, we can understand and appreciate more fully the foundation from which we all operate today.