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James Riddlesperger Jr.


James Riddlesperger Jr. is professor of political science at Texas Christian University. A native of Denton, Texas, Dr. Riddlesperger has taught at TCU since 1982. He teaches American politics, with interests in Congress, the presidency, and Texas politics. He also has published 35 research articles, two dozen entries in encyclopedias, and is co-author of The Austin-Boston Connection: Five Decades of House Democratic Leadership, 1937–1989 (Texas A&M Press, 2009), Texas Politics (Cengage, 2010), Presidential Leadership and Civil Rights Policy (Greenwood, 1995), winner of the Aaron Wildavsky book award, and Preparing for the United States Government and Politics AP Exam.


Lone Star Leaders: Power and Personality in the Texas Congressional Delegation

The Wright Stuff: Reflections on People and Politics by Former Speaker Jim Wright