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Loomis, Burdett A. 1945-

LOOMIS, Burdett A. 1945-

PERSONAL: Born June 14, 1945, in New York, NY; son of Butler Ives (a food services director) and Mary (a newspaper reporter; maiden name, Anderson) Loomis; married Michel Thompson (a teacher), June 22, 1968; children: Dakota. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Carleton College, B.A., 1967; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1974. Religion: Unitarian-Universalist.

ADDRESSES: Home—1541 Lilac Lane, Lawrence, KS 66044-3177. Office—Department of Political Science, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045; fax 785-864-5700. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Indiana University—Bloomington, Bloomington, visiting assistant professor of political science, 1974–75; Knox College, Galesburg, IL, assistant professor of political science, 1975–79; University of Kansas, Lawrence, assistant professor, 1979–82, associate professor, 1982–89, professor of political science, 1989–, Kemper teaching fellow, 1996, head of department, 1986–89. Robert J. Dole Institute for Public Service and Public Policy, interim director, 1997–2001. Congressional Management Project, director, 1984; chair of Kansas Advisory Commission to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and Downtown Lawrence Improvement Committee. KANU-Radio, commentator.

MEMBER: American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Congressional fellow, American Political Science Association.


(Editor, with Allan Cigler) Interest Group Politics, CQ Press (Washington, DC), 1983, 6th edition, 2002.

(With others) Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide, American University (Washington, DC), 1984, 3rd edition, 1988.

The New American Politician: Ambition, Entrepreneurship, and the Changing Face of Political Life, Basic Books (New York, NY), 1988.

(Editor, with Allan J. Cigler) American Politics: Classic and Contemporary Readings, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1989, 5th edition, 2002.

Time, Politics, and Policies: A Legislative Year, University Press of Kansas (Lawrence, KS), 1994.

The Contemporary Congress, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1996, 4th edition (with Wendy J. Schiller), Wadsworth (Belmont, CA), 2004.

(With Darrell M. West) The Sound of Money: How Political Interests Get What They Want, W. W. Norton (New York, NY), 1998.

(Editor) Esteemed Colleagues: Civility and Deliberation in the U.S. Senate, Brookings Institution Press (Washington, DC), 2000.

(Editor, with Paul D. Schumaker) Choosing a President: The Electoral College and Beyond, Chatham House Publishers (New York, NY), 2002.

Columnist for Harris newspaper chain, 2002–. Editor, Extension of Remarks (newsletter of the Midwest Political Science Association), 1995–2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Industry of Politics.



American Political Science Review, March, 2000, Diana Evans, review of The Sound of Money: How Political Interests Get What They Want, p. 202.

New York Times Book Review, November 13, 1988.

Perspectives on Political Science, summer, 2001, Patrick Fisher, review of Esteemed Colleagues: Civility and Deliberation in the U.S. Senate, p. 171.

Wall Street Journal, January 26, 1989.

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