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Roger H. Davidson University of Maryland, USA

Roger H. Davidson was professor emeritus of government and politics at the University

of Maryland and served as visiting professor of political science at the University of

California, Santa Barbara. He was a senior fellow of the National Academy of Public

Administration. During the 1970s, he served on the staffs of reform efforts in both the

House (Bolling-Martin Committee) and the Senate (Stevenson-Brock Committee).

For the 20012002 academic year, he served as the John Marshall chair in political

science at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. His books include Remaking

Congress: Change and Stability in the 1990s, co-edited with James A. Thurber (1995),

and Understanding the Presidency, 7th ed., co-edited with James P. Pfiffner (2013).

Davidson was co-editor with Donald C. Bacon and Morton Keller of The Encyclopedia

of the United States Congress (1995).