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Government for The People : Reflections of a White House Counsel to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson (Paperback)

Author: White, Lee C.

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During the turbulent 1960s, Lee C. White contributed in quiet ways to addressing and resolving the nation's most intractable civil rights problems, and played an early role in identifying and promoting environmental protection causes, as a Special Counsel to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Laced with anecdotes and humor, Government for the People is Lee White's story of his pursuits in the legislative and executive branches of government and in private legal practice. Inspired by Senator George W. Norris, Republican of Nebraska, Lee White traversed the political lines of the legislative branch of government working for two of the most highly respected and admired United States Senators, John F. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, and John Sherman Cooper, Republican of Kentucky. He observed up close the workings of the Hoover Commission, charged with recommending policies to improve operations of the executive branch of government, as a right hand to former Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy. In the executive branch, White served, first, as a lawyer in the legal division of the Tennessee Valley Authority, and, later, as Chairman of the Federal Power Commission. As a lawyer in private practice and a vigorous consumer advocate, Lee White led the Energy Policy Task Force of the Consumer Federation of America during the 1970s, advocating consumer interests before Congress and public forums. His many varied and challenging post-Government activities included having a ringside seat in the 1972 presidential election as campaign manager for George McGovern's Vice Presidential running mate, R. Sargent Shriver. Based on a career devoted to the public interest aspects of legal and policy issues, and writing with as much political objectivity as he can garner, Lee White concludes his memoirs by contrasting the presidential administrations in which he served with that of President George W. Bush.

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Publisher Hamilton Books
Mfg Part# 9780761838722
SKU 206709670
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0761838724
Release Date 11/26/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0239
Publisher Hamilton Books
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