Political Science Department
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James E. Underwood

Job Title
Chauncey Winters Research Professor of Political Science
Dean of Faculty Emeritus (1963-2003)
3rd Floor, Old Chapel
Political Science



With William J. Daniels, The Apex of Pragmatic Liberalism in the United States: Governor Rockefeller in New York(Westport: Greenwood Press, 1982)

Journal Articles

“Lincoln: ‘A Weberian Politician Meets the Constitution’”,Presidential Studies Quarterly, June, 2004.

“Studying Individual Presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Carter and Kennedy,” Congress and the Presidency, February, 1984.

“See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: President, Congress and the Administrative Branch, ” Polity, Winter, 1976.


“William Seward,” Encyclopedia of the American Presidency

Academic credentials

Ph.D., Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1968