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November 15, 2009
Raymond Smock
Director, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies
Raymond Smock BIO:
PREVIOUS
· Historian & Director, Office of the Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives (1983-1995)
·Consultant, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia
·Consultant, Foundations of Freedom
·Senior Historical Consultant, WGBH "A Biography of America"
·National Historical Publications and Records Commission

BOOKS:
·"Booker T. Washington"
·Co-editor, "Congress Investigates" (Spring 2010)

EDUCATION:
·Roosevelt University, 1966
·University of Maryland Ph.D., 1974


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Info: On November 18th, Senator Robert Byrd will become the longest serving member of the House or Senate in the history of the country. On the Sunday prior to that anniversary, Q&A will interview Raymond Smock, the Director of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies, located at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The Center is a private, educational organization whose mission is to promote a better understanding of the United States Congress. It conducts lectures, conferences, and workshops. The Robert C. Byrd Center is one of over 30 such institutions nationwide which belong to the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. Others including the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy in Tennessee, the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics in Kansas, and the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center in Oklahoma, among others. Mr. Smock is a former president of the Association and is also former Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives.





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