Phoenix – For the finale of the State of Arizona Research Library’s 2019 Arizona Author Series, Dr. David Berman will present “George Hunt: Arizona’s Crusading Seven-Term Governor.”
The event is on Thursday, September 26 at 1 p.m. at the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building. It’s located at 1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix. Admission is free and open to the public. After the talk, there will be time for questions from the audience. His book is available on the Arizona Research Library’s eBook platform, www.ReadingArizona.org.
Berman will explore the background and character of Governor Hunt, his political career and views, the challenges he faced, how Arizona was during his years and his contributions to the state.
“I’d like the audience to realize how significant Hunt was in the development of the state of Arizona and to get to know about him as a person. He was the leading political figure in Arizona political life from the quest for statehood in the 1890s, though the state’s age of reform in the Progressive period, down to the 1930s,” Berman said.
Berman is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science and a Senior Research Fellow at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University. As a political science professor, he taught undergraduate and advanced graduate courses in American Government. As a Senior Research fellow with the Morrison Institute, he specializes in research and writing on governance and election issues, including redistricting, direct democracy and campaign finance. He has been at Arizona State University since 1966. His publications include ten books and over 70 published papers, book chapters, or refereed articles dealing with national, state and local government, politics, and public policy.
The Polly Rosenbaum building has free parking and is conveniently located near several Valley Metro bus routes. Please be advised that no food or drink is allowed in the building. For more information, contact the State of Arizona Research Library at 602-926-3870 or visit the website at (https://azsos.libcal.com/). The library also provides information on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StateLibAZ/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/StateLibAZ). This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.