John Robert Procter

John Robert Procter

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Robert Procter, was a United States civil service reformer. He was president of the United States Civil Service Commission from 1893 to 1903. Procter was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was sent to prevent him from enlisting in the Confederate Army. But he left before graduating and joined that army anyway in 1863, and served until the end of the war. In 1873 he became assistant in the Kentucky Geological Survey, and in 1880 was appointed state geologist. As state geologist, he was brought into contact with the spoils system, to which his opposition was so uncompromising - he refused, even at the request of members of the state legislature, to remove competent assistants for political reasons - that he finally lost his position in 1893 when the Governor of Kentucky finally refused the support Procter which had received from that office in the past. Allegedly the Governor wanted to make some appointments for political and personal reasons.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135963740
  • 9786135963748