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Published by Library of Congress, Legislative Reference Service in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Presidents -- United States -- Election

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Edition Notes

Statementby Vincent A. Doyle and Robert L. Tienken
SeriesMajor studies of the Legislative Reference Service/Congressional Research Service -- reel 1, fr. 0514
ContributionsTienken, Robert L, Library of Congress. Legislative Reference Service
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination27 p.
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15461406M

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