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Matthew Holden, Jr., PhD

Occupation: Political Scientist, Educator, Arbitrator, and Energy Consultant
Company: University of Illinois Springfield
Born: Mound Bayou, Mississippi

PhD, Northwestern University (1961)
MA, Northwestern University (1956)
BA, Roosevelt University (1952)
Coursework, University of Chicago (1946-1950)

Henry L. and Grace M. Doherty Professor in Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (1981-Present)
Wepner Distinguished Professor in Political Science, The University of Illinois Springfield (2009-2015)
Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington (1977-1981)
Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1969-1981)
Commissioner, Public Service Commission, Madison, WI (1975-1977)
Member, U.S. Air Quality Advisory Board (1971-1974)
Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1967-1969)
Faculty Member, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1961-1963, 1966-1969)
Associate Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (1966-1967)
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh (1963-1966)

Career Related:
Director, Atlantic Energy, Inc., NJ (1981-Present); Member, Panel on Commercial Arbitration American Arbitration Association, New York, NY (1982-Present)

With, U. S. Army (Artillery), assigned to Korea (1955-1957)

Member, Standing Committee, Episcopal Diocese of Virginia (1994-Present)

Creative Works:
Editor, “What Answer” (2004); Editor, “Continuity & Disruption” (1996); Editor, National Political Science Review (1991-1995); Editor, “Varieties of Political Conservatism” (1974); Author, The Divisible Republic (1973); Contributing Author, Numerous Articles, Professional Journals

Commissioners Emeriti, NARUC (2017); Keynote Speaker, Abraham Lincoln Association (2015); President, American Political Science Association (1999); President, Policy Studies Organization (1994)

LLD, Roosevelt University (2006); LHD, Virginia Theological Seminary (2000); LLD, Tuskegee University (1985); Recipient, Award for Scholarship, Teaching, and Service to the Profession, American Political Science Association (1982)

Member, National Academy of Public Administration; President (1999); Executive Committee Member, National Association of Regulatory Commissioners (1979-1981); Vice President, American Political Science Association (1977); Vice President, Mid-America Regulatory Commissioners (1977); Former Member, Board of Directors, Illinois Historical Society; Member, Abraham Lincoln Association; Member, Mississippi Historical Society

Political Affiliation:


Son of Matthew Holden and Estelle (Welch) Holden
Widowed: Dorothy Amanda Howard Holden (1932-2016)
Children: Paul. C. Hendricks (Stepson); John Matthew Alexander Holden (Son)

Local history; Lincoln studies (and connection to political science); History and politics of Department of Justice

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