Nebraska Authors

John Henry Ferguson

Born 1907-08-22 Lexington, NE (USA)

Died 1997-05-12
State College, PA (USA)

Centre County, PA (USA)
Friends Cemetery

Places Lived

Lexington, NE
Central City, NE
Monroe, NE
Albany, NY
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Gatlinburg, TN
State College, PA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Political Science; American Government; Pennsylvania


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1929, Nebraska Central College, Central City, NE
Master of Arts Degree, 1932, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Ph.D., 1937; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


High School Teacher
Director of Boys' Work
Professor of Political Science
Dean of the School of Politics
Director of Program Evaluation, Governor's Office
Secretary of Administration, Governor's Office
Budget Secretary, Governor's Office
Administrative Assistant, American Friends Service Committee
Director of Public Service Camp
President and Senior Associate, Better Government Associates, Inc.

Places Worked

Monroe High School, Monroe, NE
Friends Neighborhood Guild, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Social Science Research Center, 1953-1955
Institute of Public Administration, 1959-1965
Dean of School of Politics, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, 1948-1949
Office of the Governor of Pennsylvania,1955-1959
Civilian Public Service Camp, Gatlinburg, TN, 1943-1944
Better Government Associates, Inc.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1966


American Political Science Association
American Society for Public Administration
American Association of University Professors
Pennsylvania Political Science and Public Administration Association, President, 1958-60


American Diplomacy and the Boer War. 1939.
The American System of Government. 1947. (with D.E. McHenry)
The American Federal Government. 1947. (with D.E. McHenry)
Municipally Owned Waterworks in Pennsylvania. 1948. (with Charles F. LeeDecker)
Elements of American Government. 1950. (with D.E. McHenry)
Municipally Owned Electric Plants in Pennsylvania. 1951. (with Charles F. LeeDecker)
American Government Today. 1951. (with D.E. McHenry and E.B. Fincher)
The Minor Courts in Pennsylvania. 1962. (with David E. Cowell)

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