Almond, Gabriel

Almond, Gabriel (Abraham)

(1911–  ) political scientist; born in Rock Island, Ill. He taught at several universities before joining the faculty at Stanford in 1963, and served as a consultant to the State Department and the U.S. Air Force. He is best known for his work in comparative political studies, international politics, contemporary political systems, and what he called "the civic culture."
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.