Bernd, Joseph L.

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Historian and political scientist.

From the description of Papers, 1958-1984. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23371671

Joseph L. Bernd was born on 8 December 1923 in Blacksburg, Virginia. According to the 1930 U.S. Census, he was living in Macon, Georgia that year with his parents, Lawrence and Eva Bernd and his sibling, Augustus. In 1959, he served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at High Point College in North Carolina, and later joined the staff of the Department of Political Science at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Bernd died in May of 1984. Bernd's publications include: A Study of Primary Elections in Georgia, 1946-1954 (1957); The Role of Campaign Funds in Georgia Primary Elections, 1936-1958 (1958); Recent Restrictions Upon Negro Suffrage: The Case of Georgia (1959); Grass Roots Politics in Georgia: The County Unit System and the Importance of the Individual Voting Community in Bi-factional Elections, 1942-1954 (1960); Some Problems in the Theory of Political Coalitions (1967); The Theory of Political Coalitions: Problems of Validity and Verification (1968); Equal Protection of Voting Rights: The Logic of One Person, One Vote (1968); and Assassination and Hypnosis: Political Influence or Conspiracy? (1969).

From the description of Joseph L. Bernd collection of Federal Bureau of Investigation records on the 1946 Georgia election, 1946. (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 760914010

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creatorOf Bernd, Joseph L. Papers, 1958-1984. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Bernd, Joseph L. Joseph L. Bernd collection of Federal Bureau of Investigation records on the 1946 Georgia election, 1946. Georgia Historical Society
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associatedWith Democratic Party (Ga.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
associatedWith Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946. person
associatedWith United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Voter registration
African Americans--Politics and government--20th century
Civil rights


Active 1958

Active 1984



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