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C. PERRY PATTERSON

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

Founding president.  Served as chapter advisor at the University of Texas, Austin from 1920-1933. 

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CHARLES W. PIPKIN

Louisiana State University | 1932-34

Founding advisor at LSU. Served as advisor of chapter from 1926-31.

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CHARLES GROVE HAINES

University of California, Los Angeles | 1934-36

Part of driving force for creation of Pi Sigma Alpha while faculty member at UT Austin. Moved to UCLA in 1925 and helped develop chapter there.

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HARVEY WALKER

Ohio State University | 1936-38

Founding advisor at Ohio State. Advisor from 1928-57.  Charter member at U of Kansas in 1922. Served as first National Secretary-Treasurer of Pi Sigma Alpha from 1930-36

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HERMAN G. JAMES 

University of Texas, Austin | 1938-40

Individual who made suggestion about the creation of Pi Sigma Alpha

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CHARLE W. SHULL

Wayne State University  | 1940-46

Founding advisor at the University of Kentucky (1923) and Wayne State (1931).  Served as advisor at Wayne State from 1931-1969.

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JOHN MANNING

University of Kentucky | 1946-48

Chapter advisor at Kentucky 1934-40.  Served as National Secretary-Treasurer 1940-46.  Had extensive experience in Kentucky state government

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BENJAMIN ARNESON

Ohio Wesleyan University  | 1948-50

Founding advisor at Ohio Wesleyan University. Advisor from 1934-1956. 

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CLAUDIUS O. JOHNSON

Washington State University | 1950-52

Founding advisor at Washington State University. Advisor from 1939-1947 and 1949-51

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ELWYN A. MAUCK

U.S. Department of State | 1952-54

Served as National Secretary-Treasurer, 1949-52

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J. EUGENE HARLEY

University of Southern California | 1954-56

Founding advisor at the University of Southern California. Advisor from 1927-60.

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FRANKLIN L. BURDETTE

University of Maryland | 1956-58

First Executive Director of Pi Sigma Alpha (1960-75). Inducted as graduate student at the University of Nebraska (1935)

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CLAUDE E. HAWLEY 

U.S. Information Agency| 1958-60

Served on National Executive Council (1950-54) and Chair, Pi Sigma Alpha Constitutional Review Committee (1970) 

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DON L. BOWEN

American Society for Public Admin | 1960-62

Along with serving as President of Pi Sigma Alpha, he also became the first president of Pi Alpha Alpha (Political Administration and Policy) in 1974.

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MARSHALL E. DIMOCK

New York University | 1962-64

FINDMORE

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RUTH G. WEINTRAUB

New York University | 1964-66

First female president of Pi Sigma Alpha

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HOWARD PENNIMAN

Georgetown University | 1966-68

Served on National Executive Council (1962-1966). Served as Executive Director (1975-91)

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CHARLES B. HAGAN

University of Illinois | 1966-68

Served on National Executive Council 1964-68

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JOHN D. MILLETT

Miami University | 1970-72

Served as Vice President 1968-70; National Executive Council 1964-68.
Inducted as undergrad at DePauw in 1932 (charter member).

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GEORGE S. BLAIR

Claremont Graduate University | 1972-74

Served on National Executive Council 1964-72. Inducted into the chapter at the University of Tennessee as graduate student.

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EVRON M. KIRKPATRICK

American Political Science Assn | 1974-76

Served on National Executive Council 1958-74. Was National Executive Director of the American Political Science Association from 1954 to 1981.

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J. AUSTIN RANNEY

 University of California, Berkeley | 1976-78

Served on National Executive Council 1966-74. Inducted into the chapter at the University of Illinois as a faculty member.

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JACK PELTASON

 University of California, Irvine | 1978-80

Served on National Executive Council 1970-78. Served as the 16th president of the University of California system 1991-95.

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WILLIAM LIVINGSTONE, JR

Served on National Executive Council 1974-80. His 58 years of service at UT-Austin is one of the longest tenures in the history of the university 1949-2007.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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KARL H. CERNY

​Member of Executive Council for District of Columbia, 1956-58. He stepped in as acting Executive Director in 1991.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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CHARLES O. JONES

Served on National Executive Council, 1970-84. A renowned scholar of the U.S. presidential system.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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WILLIAM C. HAVARD, JR.

Reactivated chapter at LSU in 1959. Served as advisor till 1961. Served on National Executive Council,  1980-84 and 1984-86.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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SIDNEY WISE

Served on  National Executive Council, 1982-88. and 1990-92. Established a strong professional network on Capitol Hill and placed many of his students at F&M in various jobs and internships out there

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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ROBERT J. HUCKSHORN

Served on National Executive Council , 1984-90 and 92-94. Oversaw the physical expansion of FAU.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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NAOMI B. LYNN

Served on National Executive Council, 1982-92. Became the first Hispanic woman president of an American public university during her time at UIS.  Advocated for women’s rights and affirmative action throughout her career.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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DAVID B. MAGLEBY

Received the Pi Sigma Alpha Distinguished Faculty Award in Political Science. Founder of Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU. Served on National Executive Council for three years.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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JOHN F. BIBBY

Served on National Executive Council for four years.  A specialist in American political parties . 

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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WILLIAM J. KEEFE

Served on National Executive Council, 1996-98 and 2000-02. Former Treasurer of the APSA.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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SUSAN A. MACMANUS

Served on the National Executive Council for six years. Served as faculty advisor to the USF chapter of for 27 years

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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DAVID T. CANON

Served on National Executive Council for 11 years. Considered an expert on Wisconsin politics and campaigns.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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CHRISTOPHER J. BOSSO

Served on National Executive Council and on the advisory board of the PSA Undergraduate Journal of Politics.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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JON BOND

Served on National Executive Council and on the advisory board of the PSA Undergraduate Journal of Politics. Faculty advisor of Zeta Gamma chapter at Texas A&M University. 

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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JAMES CAMPBELL

Served on National Executive Council, 2002-15, and on the Nominating Committee. Faculty advisor of Rho Tau chapter at the University of Buffalo.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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ROBIN KOLODNY

Served on National Executive Council, 2000-08. Faculty advisor of Delta Rho chapter  at Temple University since 1997. Played a key role in establishing the Washington Internship Scholarship program in 2003. 

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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ALICE JACKSON

Served on National Executive Council  for six years. The first African-American president of Pi Sigma Alpha. 

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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STEPHEN J. FARNSWORTH

Longtime member of National Executive Council and Chapter Grants Committee.  Faculty advisor of Kappa Upsilon chapter at UMW, 1996-2008.

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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RONALD B. RAPOPORT

Served on National Executive Council  for six years.  Conducted largest political science survey of Tea Party activists to date (over 11,000 participants).

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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ROSALEE CLAWSON

Served on National Executive Council for 10 years. Faculty advisor of the Delta Omega chapter at  Purdue, 1997-2012. 

University of Texas, Austin | 1920-32

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