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Seymour Zalmon Mann was American political science professor, labor union administrator. Fellow Social Science Research Council, 1949-1950; Fulbright professor W. Germany, 1953-1954; Fulbright professor Tel Aviv (Israel) University, 1974-1975.


Mann, Seymour Zalmon was born on March 29, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Morris and Sarah (Julius) Mann.


Student, Wright College, 1940. Bachelor of Engineering, Northern Illinois University (formerly Northern, Illinois State Teacher's College), 1942. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1948.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1951.


Instructor political science Triple Cities College, Syracuse University, 1948-1951. Assistant professor Harpur College, State University New York, 1951-1955, associate professor political science, 1955-1960, chairman department, 1953-1958. Director public administration and metropolitan affairs program, professor government Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1960-1967.

Chairman, professor urban affairs department urban affairs Hunter College/CUNY, 1967-1977. Director Urban Research Center, 1967-1968, chairman department urban affairs, 1968-1973. Deputy to executives district council 37, American Federation State, County and Municipal Employees, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1977-1979.

Professor government and public administration, associate director National Center Public Productivity, John Jay College Criminal Justice, City University of New York, 1980-1986. Visiting expert Office Public Affairs, High Commissioner' General’ s Office, Germany, 1954. Consultant Southwestern Illinois Governmental Study Commission, 1961-1962.

Visiting professor University Southern California School Public Administration, 1967. Co-chairman Illinois U.-State Agency Council, 1965-1967. Chairman national commission on urban affairs American Jewish Congress, 1977-1981, member national governing council, 1991-1997.

Consultant, coordinator special projects district council 37 American Federation State, County and Municipal Employees, New York City, 1972-1977, deputy to director, District of Columbia 37, 1977-1982.



Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1945, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Society for Public Administration (president St. Louis metropolitan chapter 1964-1965), American Arbitration Association (national labor panel), Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Poetry Society Virginia, Live Poets Society (Alexandria, Virginia).


Married Irene Eincig, August 30, 1942. Children: Martin R., Sheldon H., Jeanette P.

Morris Mann

Sarah (Julius) Mann

Irene Eincig

Martin R. Mann

Sheldon H. Mann

Jeanette P. Mann