Horn, Stephen (McCaffrey Moore) 1931-
HORN, Stephen (McCaffrey Moore) 1931-
PERSONAL: Born May 31, 1931, in Gilroy, CA; son of John Stephen (a geologist) and Isabelle (McCaffrey) Horn; married Nini Moore, September 4, 1954; children: Marcia, Stephen. Education: Stanford University, A.B. (with great distinction), 1953, Ph.D., 1958; Harvard University, M.P.A., 1955. Politics: Republican. Religion: Protestant.
CAREER: Department of Labor, Washington, DC, administrative assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, 1959-60; Office of U.S. Senator Kuchel, Washington, DC, legislative assistant, 1960-66; Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, senior fellow, 1966-69; American University, Washington, DC, dean of graduate studies and research, 1969-70; California State University, Long Beach, president, 1970-88; California State University, trustee professor of political science, 1988-1992; host and senior consultant for Westinghouse Broadcasting Co. series, "Operation Government," 1967-69; U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC, vice-chair, 1969-82; public services chair of United Crusade, 1971-72; U.S. House Representative from California, 1992—. Military service: U.S. Army, Strategic Intelligence Reserve, 1954-62.
MEMBER: American Political Science Association, Western Political Science Association, California Historical Society, California Scholarship Federation (chapter president), Stanford Alumni Association (board member), Stanford Associates, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, El Capitan Eating Club, founding member and chairman of National Institute of Corrections of the U.S. Department of Justice.
AWARDS, HONORS: Congressional fellow, American Political Science Association, 1958-59; Institute of Politics fellow, Harvard University, 1966-67; named one of the 100 most effective college presidents in the United States, 1986; Distinguished Federal Leadership Award from the Association of Government Accountants for unsurpassed commitment to excellence to improve accountability and management within the federal government, 2002.
Unused Power: The Work of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), 1970.
(With Edmund Beard) Congressional Ethics: The View from the House, Brookings Institution (Washington, DC), 1975.
(Editor, with Constance A. Morella) Will Federal Government Computers be Ready for the Year 2000: Hearing before the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, DIANE Publishing (Darby, PA), 1997.
(Editor, with Constance A. Morella) Year 2000 Risks: What Are the Consequences of Information Technology Failure: Hearing before the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, DIANE Publishing (Darby, PA), 1998.
(Editor) H.R. 4007 and S. 1379, The Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act: Hearing before the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, U.S. House of Representatives, DIANE Publishing (Darby, PA), 1998.
SIDELIGHTS: Stephen Horn, a native Californian, has been active in education and government for most of his professional career. Horn has enjoyed a long and successful career in Washington, D.C., first in the Eisenhower administration, during which time he was an administrative assistant to Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell. Then he served as legislative assistant to Senator Thomas H. Kuchel, the Deputy Republican Leader of the U. S. Senate, which allowed him to be involved in the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the creation of Medicare. More recently, in 1992, Horn was elected to the House of Representatives and currently serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the Committee on Government Reform, and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management, and Intergovernmental Relations. He has several books to his credit, both as author and as editor.
All of Horn's books are focused on the topic of government. His first, The Cabinet and Congress, explores the powers and duties of the U.S. Congress as well as that of Cabinet officers and the executive powers of the presidency. His second book, Unused Power: The Work of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, explains how the Senate makes appropriations.
In 1975, Horn worked with Edmund Beard, to write Congressional Ethics: The View from the House; and later coedited two publications with Constance A. Morella, which covered Congressional hearings on the Y2K concerns at the turn of the century.
Horn retired from the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of his term in January, 2003.