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James C. Humes

AKA James Calhoun Humes

Born: 31-Oct-1934
Birthplace: Williamsport, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Speechwriter to five Presidents

"Nixon's so called 'enemies lists' were actually names compiled by John Dean of whom not to invite for White House dinners." Rocky Mountain News (10-Jun-2005)

Father: Samuel Hamilton Humes (judge, b. 29-Jan-1901, d. 28-Jan-1943, heart attack)
Mother: Elenor Kathryn Graham (d. 1955, suicide)
Brother: Samuel Humes IV
Brother: Graham Humes
Wife: Dianne Stuart (m. 1957, two daughters)
Daughter: Mary Stuart Humes (attorney)

    High School: Hill School (1952)
    High School: Stowe School
    University: University of Madrid
    University: Williams College
    Law School: JD, George Washington University
    Professor: University of Pennsylvania
    Professor: Colorado State University Pueblo
    Professor: University of Southern Colorado
    Professor: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    White House Speechwriter to Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, and Reagan
    US State Department Director, Office of Policy and Plans
    Pennsylvania State House of Representatives 1960s
    DuPont Advisor
    IBM Advisor
    Royal Society of Arts
    Winston Churchill Institute President
    Philadelphia Bar Association President
    Officer of the British Empire 1952
    Risk Factors: Stuttering

Author of books:
Sweet Dream: Tales of a River City (1966)
Podium Humor: A Raconteur's Treasury of Witty and Humorous Stories (1975)
Roles Speakers Play: How To Prepare A Speech For Any Occasion (1976)
How to Get Invited to the White House: And Over One Hundred Impressive Gambits, Foxy Face-Savers, and Clever Maneuvers (1977)
How to Be a Very Important Person (1979)
Churchill: Speaker of the Century (1980)
Speaker's Treasury of Anecdotes About the Famous (1981)
Standing Ovation: How to Be an Effective Speaker and Communicator (1988)
The Language Of Leadership: Sir Winston Churchhill's Five Secrets Of Public Speaking And Leadership (1991)
The Ben Franklin Factor: Selling One-to-One (1992)
My Fellow Americans: Presidential Addresses That Shaped History (1992)
Citizen Shakespeare: A Social and Political Portrait (1993)
The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill: A Treasury of More Than 1,000 Quotations and Anecdotes (1994)
The Wit & Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin: A Treasury of More Than 900 Quotations and Anecdotes (1995)
The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Treasury of More Than 650 Quotations and Anecdotes (1996)
Confessions of a White House Ghostwriter: Five Presidents and Other Political Adventures (1997)
Nixon's Ten Commandments of Leadership and Negotiation: His Guiding Principles of Statecraft (1998)
Eisenhower and Churchill: The Partnership That Saved the World (2001)
Classic Podium Humor: Using Wit and Humor in Every Speech You Make (2002)
Speak like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers (2002)
Which President Killed a Man?: Tantalizing Trivia and Fun Facts About Our Chief Executives and First Ladies (2002)
Winston Churchill: A Biography (2003)
The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan (2007)
The Wit & Wisdom of FDR (2008)
Only Nixon: His Trip to China Revisited and Restudied (2009, with Jarvis D. Ryals)


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