Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Richard P. Heil
This is a case study of the political orientation of McDill “Huck” Boyd, newspaper publisher from Phillipsburg, Kansas. The definitions of professional and amateur politicians as introduced by James Q. Wilson and test by Thomas H. Roback are applied and tested. Data was collected over a three month period. It includes information from Mamie Boyd’s biography, oral interviews with Boyd family and friends and news clippings relevant to the gubernatorial campaigns of 1960 and 1964. Analysis was made of this data in regard to family background, political socialization and political orientation.
Copyright 1991 Melissa Brack
Nech, Melissa Brack, "Amateur or Professional Politician: A Case Study of Huck Boyd" (1991). Master's Theses. 2290.