The Most Important Political Leader You've Never Heard Of: Vt. Professor Pens New Biography

Jun 16, 2017

Former House Speaker John McCormack might be the most important political leader most people don't remember - or may not have even heard of. His time as a Massachusetts congressman spanned the presidencies of Calvin Coolidge to Richard Nixon, and he served as Speaker of the House during the turbulent years from 1962-1971.

UVM political science professor Garrison Nelson has written the first comprehensive biography of McCormack, and discusses it with Vermont Edition.