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JAMES C. HUMES


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Sessions

Session Year Position District Party
1963- 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:  W. 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.