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dc.contributor.authorBrewer, Norman
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-23T13:54:55Z
dc.date.available2009-04-23T13:54:55Z
dc.date.issued1976-01
dc.identifier.other1976 .B757
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2092/902
dc.description79 leaves. Advisor: William Angricken_US
dc.description.abstractMy thesis is that the politically ambitious state representative is well-educated, urban and young. An attempt was also made to define other characteristics of ambition. The 100 state representatives were interviewed. Information on their backgrounds and how they operate as legislators were crosstabulated with answers on whether they are interested in seeking statewide or congressional office. Much of the statistical analysis was done by computer. The findings supported the thesis. In addition, the findings indicate that single persons and liberals are likely to be more ambitious than married persons and conservatives; that by occupational group farmers appear to be the least ambitious; that ambitious state representatives are more likely than non-ambitious representatives to vote for the statewide interest over the interest of their own legislative districts; that ambitious representatives are more likely to hold a legislative leadership position than are non-ambitious representatives; and other results of a less conclusive nature.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDrake Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDrake University, School of Graduate Studies;1976
dc.subjectAmbition--Politics and government--Iowaen_US
dc.subjectLegislators--Iowaen_US
dc.titleCharacteristics of Political Ambition of Iowa State Representativesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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