Arthur N. Holcombe
He received a BA at Harvard University in 1906 and a Ph.D. in 1909. On August 30, 1910, he married Carolyn H. Crossett. They had five children. In 1964, he married Hadassah Moore Leeds Parrot.
Arthur Norman Holcombe split his career between public service and teaching. He was president of the American Political Science Association in 1936. He was credited with establishing political philosophy and theory as basic disciplines in Harvard University’s government curriculum, where he was Professor of government, from 1910 to 1955. Among his students were John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger and Henry Cabot Lodge.
In 1949, he assisted Chiang Kai-shek in the drafting of a constitution for the Republic of China. In 1955, he retired as Eaton Professor of the Sciences of Government to become chairman of the Committee to Study the Organization of Peace, an affiliate of the American Association for the United Nations.
- Holcombe, Arthur N. (1919). STATE GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. The Macmillan Company.
- Holcombe, Arthur N. (1930). The Spirit of the Chinese Revolution. New York: Alfred Knopf. ISBN 978-1-4437-8540-2. (reprint 2008)
- Our More Perfect Union: From Eighteenth-Century Principles to Twentieth-Century Practice. Harvard University Press. 1950. ISBN 978-0-674-64650-6.
- A strategy of peace in a changing world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 1967.
- "Book Review: A Strategy of Peace in a Changing World", The Academy of Political Science, B. S. Murty, 1970
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