Seidman, Harold 1911-2002
SEIDMAN, Harold 1911-2002
OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born July 2, 1911, in New York, NY; died of prostate cancer August 20, 2002, in Washington, DC. Public administrator, educator, journalist, and author. Seidman worked for what is now called the U.S. Bureau of the Budget for nearly twenty-five years, first as an analyst and government corporation specialist, then as assistant director of organization and management. He focused his attention on federal programs that were administered by private companies, nonprofit organizations, or other agencies selected by the government. Seidman' realm of concern was accountability, especially when the oversight of the programs was passed along to these third-party agencies instead of being retained by the federal agency funding them. One of Seidman's books most widely known books, Politics, Position, and Power: The Dynamics of Federal Organization, went through five editions following its appearance in 1970 and was still in use as a college textbook at the time of its author's death. Seidman begun his career as a journalist for the Nation, and in the 1930s he investigated labor union corruption in New York City under Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. In retirement Seidman became a scholar at the National Academy of Public Administration, a senior fellow of the Center for the Study of American Government at Johns Hopkins University, and a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution. He also taught political science at the University of Connecticut from 1971 to 1984. In 2001 Seidman received the Keeperof-the-Flame Award of the American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Washington Post, August 22, 2002, obituary by Adam Bernstein, p. B6.
Government Executive,http://www.govexec.com/ (August 21, 2002), obituary by Jason Peckenpaugh.
"Seidman, Harold 1911-2002." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 19, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/seidman-harold-1911-2002
"Seidman, Harold 1911-2002." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved November 19, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/seidman-harold-1911-2002
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.