Thomas S. Langston (1960-2014).

Position:Brief article - In memoriam

After bravely fighting cancer for an extended period, Tom Langston passed away on April 14. Tom spent most of his career at Tulane University and served as its chair three times. A distinguished scholar in the field of American politics, Tom's research focused on the U.S. presidency, American political development, and civil-military relations. He was the author of With Reverence and Contempt: How Americans Think about Their President (1995), Uneasy Balance: Civil-Military Relations in Peacetime America (2003) and Ideologues and Presidents (1992, 2014).

Tom was active in both the American Political Science Association and the Southern Political Science Association, and he served as a board member of the Presidency Research Group. At the time of his death, Tom was serving as series editor for Transaction Publishers' American Presidents series and editor for Presidential Studies Quarterly's "Historical Presidency" feature.

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