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JAMES C. HUMES


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1963 Republican
1964 Republican
 Counties   Lycoming

Biography

10/31/1934 -

HUMES, James C., a Representative from Lycoming County; born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., October 31, 1934; graduated, Hill School, 1952; B.A., Williams College; LL.B., George Washington University; professor; lawyer; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1962 and served 1 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1964); executive director, Philadelphia Bar Association (1966-1969); speechwriter, Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan; director, Office of Policy and Plans, State Department of the United States; communications advisor, DuPont; advisor, IBM.
 
 
 
Bibliography
 
Humes, James C.  Sweet Dream: Tales of a River City. Williamsport, PA: Williamsport Centennial, 1966.

Humes, James C.  Instant Eloquence: A Lazy Man’s Guide to Public Speaking. New York: Harper & Row, 1973.

Humes, James C.  Podium Humor: A Raconteur’s Treasury of Witty and Humorous Stories. New York: Harper & Row, 1975.

Humes, James C.  Roles Speakers Play: How to Prepare a Speech for Any Occasion. New York: Harper & Row, 1976.

Humes, James C.  How to Get Invited to the White House: And Over One Hundred Impressive Gambits, Foxy Face-Savers, and Clever Maneuvers. New York: Crowell, 1977.

Humes, James C.  How to Be a Very Important Person. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979.

Humes, James C.  Churchill:  Speaker of the Century. New York: Stein and Day, 1980.

Humes, James C.  Talk Your Way to the Top. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980.

Humes, James C.  Speaker’s Treasury of Anecdotes about the Famous. New York: Harper & Row, 1981.

Humes, James C.  Instant Eloquence:  Public Speaking Made Easy. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1985.

Humes, James C.  Standing Ovation:  How to Be an Effective Speaker and Communicator. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Humes, James C.  The Language of Leadership: Sir Winston Churchill’s Five Secrets of Public Speaking and Leadership. New York: Morrow, 1991.

Humes, James C.  The Ben Franklin Factor: Selling One-to-One. New York: Morrow, 1992.

Humes, James C.  My Fellow Americans: Presidential Addresses that Shaped History. New York: Praeger, 1992.

Humes, James C.  Citizen Shakespeare: A Social and Political Portrait. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1993.

Humes, James C.  More Podium Humor: Using Wit and Humor in Every Speech You Make. New York: Harper Perennial, 1993.

Humes, James C.  The Wit and Wisdom of Winston Churchill: A Treasury of More than 1,000 Quotations and Anecdotes. New York: Harper Collins, 1994.

Humes, James C.  The House of Humes: The Pilgrimage of a Family: Fifty Generations from the Fifth through the Twentieth Century.  Philadelphia: J.C. Humes, 1994.

Humes, James C.  The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin: A Treasury of More than 1900 Quotations and Anecdotes. New York: Harper Collins, 1995.

Humes, James C.  The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Treasury of More than 650 Quotations and Anecdotes. New York: Harper Collins, 1996.

Humes, James C.  Confessions of a White House Ghostwriter: Five Presidents and Other Political Adventures. Washington, DC: Regnery Publications, 1997.

Humes, James C.  Nixon’s Ten Commandments of Leadership and Negotiation: His Guiding Principles of Statecraft. New York: Scribner, 1998.

Humes, James C.  Eisenhower and Churchill: The Partnership that Saved the World. Roseville, CA: Forum, 2001.

Humes, James C.  Classic Podium Humor: Using Wit and Humor in Every Speech You Make. Edison, NJ: Castle Books, 2002.

Humes, James C.  Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers. Roseville, CA: Prima Publications, 2002.

Humes, James C.  Which President Killed a Man? Tantalizing Trivia and Fun Facts about our Chief Executives and First Ladies. Chicago: Contemporary Books, 2002.

Humes, James C.  Winston Churchill: A Biography. New York: DK Publications, 2003.

Humes, James C.  The Wit and Wisdom of Ronald Reagan. Washington, DC: Regnery Publications, 2007.

Humes, James C.  Soul Shakers: Inspiring Stories from a Presidential Speechwriter. Nashville: Dimensions for Living, 2007.

Humes, James C.  The Wit and Wisdom of FDR. New York: Harper Perennial, 2008.

Humes, James C. and Jarvis D. Ryals.  Only Nixon: His Trip to China Revisited and Restudied.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2009.

Humes, James C.  The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: A Treasury of Quotations, Anecdotes and Observations. Nashville: Beckon Books, 2009.

Humes, James C.  The Reagan Persuasion: Charm, Inspire, and Deliver a Winning Message. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2010.

Humes, James C.  The Wit and Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin: A Treasury of Quotations, Anecdotes and Observations. Nashville: Beckon Books/FRP Books, 2010.

Humes, James C.  Churchill: The Prophetic Statesman. Washington, DC: Regnery History, 2012.