Andrew J. Taylor is professor of Political Science in the School of Public and International Affairs at NC State University, where he has taught since 1995. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and teaches courses principally in American politics, including Introduction to American Government, the Presidency and Congress, Public Choice and Political Institutions, the Classical Liberal Tradition, and the Conservative Tradition in the West. He also offers courses in NC State’s Distance Education program. He won the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Poole Outstanding Teacher Award in 1999 and its Outstanding Researcher Award in 2014. Taylor received NC State’s Extension Service Award in both 1999-2000 and 2003-4. He is a native of the United Kingdom.
During the “Textbook Congress” era from roughly the late-1940s to the early-1970s, seniority was tremendously valuable to members of Congress, particularly in the House. Since World War II, data demonstrate… Read More