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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