What's New: August 2021

August 26, 2021

This update features six new biographies of significant figures in the history of American politics. It includes presidential advisor and political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski; Jim Wright, Texas Democrat who served in the House from 1955 to 1989; Nicholas Katzenbach, advisor to President Kennedy and Attorney General under President Johnson; George Chahoon, who served as mayor of Richmond and as a member of the New York State Senate during the nineteenth century; longtime Boston Mayor Tom Menino; and Illinois Republican Bob Michel, who served in the House 1957 to 1995.

Brzezinski, Zbigniew (28 Mar. 1928–26 May 2017), political scientist and presidential adviser
Chahoon, George (2 Feb. 1840–29 July 1934), Republican politician in Reconstruction-era Virginia and later in the New York State Senate
Katzenbach, Nicholas (17 Jan. 1922–8 May 2012), lawyer, civil rights advocate, and federal worker
Menino, Tom (27 Dec. 1942–30 Oct. 2014), Democratic politician and mayor of Boston
Michel, Bob (2 Mar. 1923–17 Feb. 2017), Republican congressman from Illinois
Wright, Jim (22 Sept. 1922–6 May 2015), Texas congressman and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

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