In honor of all the White House civil service staff who will soon be saying goodbye to the Obama family, and hello to the Trump family, our November Book of Month is A Journey through Governance: A Public Servant's Experience under Six Presidents. Throughout six combined presidencies and nearly twenty-five years working at the White House, William A. Morrill experienced some of the most iconic American moments in history first-hand.
Morrill's memoir, A Journey through Governance reveals how the United States government operates from within. Morrill guides the reader through the Capital corridors, encountering one critical national issue after another.
Among the projects central to Morrill's time in federal government were helping to spearhead healthcare reform in the early 1970s, transforming the telecommunications industries, improving emissions standards under the Clean Air Act, and helping to figure out how many nuclear bombs were needed in the United States. On the local level, Morrill put his problem-solving talents to work in Fairfax County, Virginia, during a stint as deputy county executive.
About the Author:
William A. Morrill has had a long distinguished career of public service in federal and local government. He served in the administrations of six presidents, from Eisenhower to Carter: at the Pentagon on the Air Force Headquarters staff; in the Executive Office of the President under Presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter; and as an assistant secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under Presidents Ford and Carter.
Morrill has remained engaged in public-service and public-policy matters in the private sector, including with the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Public Administration. After leaving government, he was president of Mathematica Policy Research, chief executive and chairman of Mathtech, and a senior fellow at ICF International. He can be found online on his website.
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