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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

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    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

    Summer 2016 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
    Days/hour vary, please contact the department office

    Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202,

    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,

    Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,
    Tuesday, June 7: 3pm - 6pm
    Thursday, June 23: 9am - 12pm
    Thursday, June 30: 9am - 12pm
    Tuesday, August 9: 3-6pm
    Wednesday, August 10: 3-6pm

    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.