- Studied political science at University of Kansas, B.A. and M.A., and the University of Washington, Ph.d. International Council on Educational Exchange student at Leningrad State University and the Soviet Union for study of the Russian language, summer 1968. Member, National Endowment for the Humanities seminar on the presidency, New York University, summer 1981.
- Adlai Stevenson: "In America, anyone can run for president; it is one of the risks that we take."
On Adlai Stevenson's campaign trail, someone yells to him: "Governor, the thinking people are for you." Adlai replies: "That will not do; I need a majority."
"The voters have spoken--the bastards!"--Morris Udall, former member of the House of Representatives from Arizona, when he lost his campaign for the Democratic party nomination in 1976 to Jimmy Carter.