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Civil service reform and municipal government Papers prepared for the annual meeting of the National Civil-Service Reform League, Cincinnati, Ohio, December, 17, 1897 by Albert Shaw

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Published by Pub. for the National Civil-Service Reform League in New York .
Written in English


  • Civil service reform,
  • Municipal government

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Edition Notes

Statementby Albert Shaw and Horace E. Deming
ContributionsDeming, Horace E. (Horace Edward), 1850-1930, National Civil Service Reform League (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsJS358 .S5
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p.
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26402914M
LC Control Number08032615

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