Key, Valdimer Orlando, Jr.

Key, Valdimer Orlando, Jr.

(1908–63) political scientist; born in Austin, Texas. His early writing focused on corruption in government and his later work on federal grant aid to states. He taught at several universities before settling at Harvard (1951–63). He served on the National Resources Planning Board (1937–38) and the Bureau of the Budget (1942–45).
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