Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook

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5
Biographical Sketches

In this chapter, brief biographical sketches are provided for persons who directly contributed to the profession, practice, or understanding of emergency management and disaster planning. Some of those listed are professional emergency managers and political appointees who directly affected the field of emergency management in their work lives. Some are politicians who played a major role in shaping emergency management policies and laws in the United States. Still others include individuals who played roles in particular disasters as they unfolded.

The list of personalities in this chapter should not be construed as a complete list of all individuals who have affected the profession and practice of emergency management in significant ways. There are too many disasters in America’s history, too many disaster-related organizations, too many stories of heroism, and too many examples of political leadership related to emergency management to recount all who played a part in the discipline’s development. However, this chapter offers a starting point in understanding the type of individuals who have shaped emergency management during America’s relatively short—and the discipline’s even shorter—history.


Joe Allbaugh (b. 1952)

Joe Allbaugh was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma, in 1952. He has long been active in Republican Party politics. At the age of twelve, he volunteered for the presidential campaign of Barry

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xiii
  • 1 - Background and History 1
  • 2 - Problems, Controversies, and Solutions 33
  • 3 - Worldwide Perspective 73
  • 4 - Chronology 105
  • 5 - Biographical Sketches 129
  • 6 - Data and Documents 155
  • 7 - Directory of Organizations 199
  • 8 - Resources 237
  • Glossary 267
  • Index 277
  • About the Author 293
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