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G. Reichard, Ph.D.

Gary Reichard, Ph.D.

Professor of History,
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
562 985-4431 | Fax: 562 985-5431 | Office: FO2-224

Research Interests

Gary Reichard’s primary research interests are in the areas of recent American political history and executive-congressional relations. He has published two books on politics in the immediate post-World War II era, and is now working on a study of American politics since 1968. A second project underway is a biography of Hubert H. Humphrey.


B.A., College of Wooster
M.A., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Cornell University

Selected Publications

America on the World Stage: A Global Approach to U.S. History, edited with Ted Dickson (2008)

Politics As Usual: The Age of Truman and Eisenhower (1988; revised ed., 2004)

American Issues: A Documentary Reader, edited with Charles Dollar (1988; 2nd ed., 1994; 3rd ed., 2002)

“Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey,” Minnesota History Vol. 56 (Summer 1998): 50-67

“Legislatures and Corruption,” in Joel Silbey, ed., Encyclopedia of the American Legislative System (1994): 1639-1654


    Upcoming Events

    • No events.

    Mon-Thur: 8-noon, 1-5
    Friday: 8-noon, 1-4

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 562-985-4431
    Office: FO2-106

    Mailing Address:
    1250 Bellflower Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

    Summer2015 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
    Most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout summer

    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,
    Tuesday, August 4, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 11, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 18, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, August 25, 9:00-11:00

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,
    Tuesday, July 7, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 14, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 21, 9:00-11:00
    Tuesday, July 28, 9:00-11:00

    Dr. Houri Berberian, FO2-215,
    No on-campus hours Summer 2015, please contact via email

    Dr. Tim Keirn, FO2-117,
    Friday, June 19, noon-2:00
    Tuesday, July 14th, 3:00-5:00
    Monday, August 3, 4:00-6:00

    *Department undergraduate advisors will also be available at SOAR Workshops July 20-24, 2015

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.