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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Samuel Kimball Gove  

Pen Name: Samuel K. Gove

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1923 in Walpole Massachusetts


Illinois Connection

Gove lived in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gove is Director Emeritus of Illinois Government and Public Affairs and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been on the staff of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs since 1950, and was director in 1967-1985. He also was director of the Master of Arts in Public Administration program in the Department of Political Science. He is a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.Professor Gove's main interest is the study of the politics of state and local government, especially in Illinois. He also has an interest in the politics of higher education. He has been active in constitutional revision in Illinois.He has served as a member or on the staff of many governmental study commissions. He was one of the founders of ''Illinois Issues'' magazine and served as chairman of that board for over ten years. He directed the Legislative Staff Internship Program in Springfield for ten years.

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-- Samuel was honored at the 1996 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.