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Alan K. Campbell was the first Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management.


Campbell, Alan Keith was born on May 31, 1923 in Elgin, Nebraska, United States. Son of Charles E. and Anna (Schneckloth) Campbell.


AB, Whitman College, 1949. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Whitman College, 1972. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1950.

Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1952. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Ohio State University, 1979. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Syracuse University, 1990.


Assistant director summer school, Harvard University, 1950-1955;instructor, Harvard University, 1952-1954;visiting lecturer, Harvard University, 1957;professor, chairman political science department, Hofstra U., Hempstead, New York, 1955-1960;deputy comptroller administration, New York State, 1960-1961;visiting professor, Columbia University, 1961-1962;professor political science, director metropolitan studies program Maxwell Graduate School, Syracuse (New York) U., 1961-1968;dean Maxwell School Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse (New York) U., 1968-1976;dean Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University Texas, Austin, 1977;chairman, Civil Service Commission, Washington, 1977-1978;director, United States Office Pers. Management, 1979-1980;executive vice president, vice chairman, Allegany Rehabilitation Associates Superior vena cava syndrome, Inc., Philadelphia, 1980-1992;board directors, ARAMARK, Philadelphia, since 1980;executive professor, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1990-1993;chairman, Commision on Social Security "Notch" Issue, 1994-1995. Chairman Philadelphia Civil Service Commission, 1981.

Member of staff New York Commision on Governmental Operations, New York City, 1959. Member of faculty Salzburg (Austria) Seminar American Studies, 1965. Member research advising committee Committee Economics Development, 1965-1974, chairman task force on teacher workforce, 1985-1986.

Member committee urban economics Resources For Future, 1965-1970, advising committee to Secretary Housing and Urban Development, 1967-1968, social science panel division behavioral science National Academy Science, 1971-1974. Chairman, Board Of Directors Station WHYY, since 1986.


Board directors Thomas Jefferson University, Education Testing Service, 1987-1998, Institute Public Administration, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, since 1987, Public and Private Ventures. Member steering group National Research Council, National Forum on Future of Children and Their Futures, 1987-1998. Board overseers Whitman College, School Education, University Pennsylvania.

Vice chairman board directors Council for Excellence in Government. Board trustees Syracuse University, 1996-1998. Active various political organizations in past.

Ensign Counter Intelligence Corps, United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member American Political Science Association, American Society Public Administration, National Association School Public Affairs and Administration (executive council since 1973, president 1974-1975). National Academy Public Administration, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (president-elect 1989-1990, president 1990-1991), National Academy Human Resources, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Linna Jane Owen, March 9, 1945. Children: Kimberly Ann, Charles Duncan.

Charles E. Campbell

Anna (Schneckloth) Campbell

Linna Jane Owen

Kimberly Ann Campbell

Charles Duncan Campbell