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Civil Service Commission Nomination of Alan K. Campbell To Be a Commissioner.

April 05, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Alan K. Campbell, of Austin, Tex., to be a Civil Service Commissioner. The President also indicated that if confirmed by the Senate, Campbell would be designated Chairman of the Commission. Campbell is dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

Campbell was born on May 31, 1923, in Elgin, Nebr. He received an A.B. degree from Whitman College in 1947, M.P.A. degrees from Wayne State University (1949) and Harvard University (1950), and a Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard University in 1952.

From 1950 to 1955, Campbell was a teaching fellow at Harvard and assistant director of the Summer School. He served as professor and chairman of the political science department at Hofstra University from 1955 to 1960.

In 1961 Campbell became a professor of political science and public administration at Syracuse University and director of the metropolitan studies program at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs there. He served as dean of the Maxwell School from 1969 until January 1977, when he became dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

Campbell was an elected delegate-at-large to the New York State Constitutional Convention and chairman of the Convention's Committee on Home Rule and Local Government in 1967. He served as deputy comptroller for administration and research for the State of New York in 1960 and 1961, and served on the State Council of Economic Advisors from 1970 to 1974. In 1962 he was chairman of the State Democratic Platform Committee.

Campbell has been a consultant to the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations since 1969 and served on the Department of HEW's Urban Education Task Force in 1969 and 1970. He was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1967 and 1968.

In 1973 and 1974, Campbell served as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, Division of Research Applied to National Needs, and in 1975 he was a consultant to the National Institute of Education on research and development funding policies of the Institute.

He has written numerous books, monographs, and articles in scholarly and popular magazines.

Jimmy Carter, Civil Service Commission Nomination of Alan K. Campbell To Be a Commissioner. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243015