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Donald Gabriel Herzberg

educator , author. , government official

Donald Gabriel Herzberg, American educator, government official, author. Member American Political Science Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Federation television and Radio Artists.


Herzberg, Donald Gabriel was born on May 6, 1925 in Orange, New Jersey, United States. Son of Max John and Edna (Newman) Herzberg.


Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1946. Postgraduate Maxwell School, Syracuse University, 1946-1948.


November 1967); children—John Max, Joan. Married second, Barbara Smith Schelling. Stepchildren—Andrew Schelling, Melissa Schelling, Timothy Norton Schelling.

Assistant to dean Maxwell School, Syracuse, New York, 1947-1948. Instructor government Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1948-1949. Special assistant to comptroller State of Connecticut, 1949-1950.

Legislation assistant to Sen. William Benton, Connecticut, 1950-1953. Assistant to president Chatham College, Pittsburgh, 1953-1955.

Deputy director budget div. State of New York, 1955-1956. Director Eagleton Institute Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1956-1973, also professor political science, chairman political science section, 1963-1965.

Dean Graduate School, professor government Georgetown (District of Columbia) U., 1973-1980, vice president for graduate studies and research, 1979-1980. Consultant elections and politics NBC News, 1962-1964, ABC News, since 1966, public affairs department Ford Foundation, 1962-1965. Chief research consultant to president pro tem New York Senate, 1965, minority leader New York Assembly, 1969-1980, member board Operations and Policy Research, Washington, 1967-1980.

Chairman National Corporation for Policy Research and Operations, New York City, 1968-1975, Election Law Revision Commission, New Jersey, 1966-1980. Staff director Joint Legislative Commision on Higher Education, 1965, President’s Commision on Registration and Voter Participation, 1963-1964, Select Commision on Western Hemisphere Immigration, 1967-1968. Adviser Prime Minister Guyana, 1965-1966.

Board of directors United Fund New Brunswick. Board of managers Trenton Eastern State Hospital. Trustee Institute for American Universities, Aix-en-Provence, France, Mount Vernon College, Washington, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1978-1980.


  • Author: (with Jack Peltason) A Student Guide to Campaign Politics, 1970. (with Jess Unruh) Essays on the Legislative Process, 1970. (with Gerald Pomper) American Party Politics, Essays and Readings, 1966.

    (with William Baumer) Politics is Your Business, 1960. (with Paul Tillett) The Politics of the Budget of New York, 1959. Political Parties in an Age of Scarcity, 1978.

    Several chapters in other vols.


Member American Political Science Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Federation television and Radio Artists.


Married Marlene Grey, July 1, 1953 (divorced November 1967).; married second, Barbara Smith Schelling. Children: John Max, Joan.

Max John Herzberg

Edna (Newman) Herzberg

Marlene Grey

Barbara Smith Schelling

John Max Herzberg

Joan Herzberg