Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

James L. Sundquist, Wrote Speeches for Truman

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

James L. Sundquist, Wrote Speeches for Truman

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James L. Sundquist, a Brookings Institution scholar of politics and public policy who early in his career wrote speeches for President Harry S. Truman and was an assistant to then-New York Gov. W. Averell Harriman, died Feb. 17 at a hospice in Arlington, Va. He was 100.

As a Brookings fellow from 1965 to 1985, Mr. Sundquist also spent time as director of the policy research organization's government studies program. He was the author of books on policy-making and governance, state-federal relations, confrontations between executive and legislative branches of government, as well as a memoir of his childhood in Utah.

A former reporter, he went to Washington in 1941 as an administrative analyst at the Bureau of the Budget and his career evolved into that of a de facto efficiency expert. …

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