Alan K. Campbell

Alan Keith Campbell (May 31, 1923 – February 4, 1998) was the first Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management.[3]

Alan K. Campbell
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Chair of the United States Civil Service Commission
In office
c. 1977 – 1979
Preceded byRobert E. Hampton
Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management
In office
January 2, 1979 – January 20, 1981
Succeeded byDonald J. Devine
Personal details
BornMay 31, 1923
Elgin, Nebraska, USA[1]
DiedFebruary 4, 1998(1998-02-04) (aged 74)[1]
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Cause of deathEmphysema
Spouse(s)Jane Owen[2]
Alma materWhitman College
Wayne University
Harvard University
OccupationScholar; Government official


Campbell, affectionately known as Scotty, served as a professor and later the dean (1969-1976) of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Before arriving at Maxwell, Campbell was the deputy controller of the State of New York for two years.[1] Campbell was also the chair of the United States Civil Service Commission.

Campbell died from emphysema in Haverford, Pennsylvania in 1998 at the age of 74.[1]


  • Bahl, Roy W; Greytak, David; Campbell, Alan K (1974). Taxes, Expenditures, and the Economic Base: Case Study of New York City. New York: Praeger. ISBN 9780275088101. OCLC 422049159.
  • Mosher, Frederick C.; Campbell, Alan K. (August 1, 1974). "Watergate: Its Implications for Responsible Government". Administration & Society. 6 (2): 155–170. doi:10.1177/009539977400600201. OCLC 1087130860. Retrieved 8 November 2020.


  1. ^ a b c d Noble, Holcomb B. (6 February 1998). "Alan Campbell, 74; Reshaped Civil-Service Laws (Published 1998)". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Campbell Public Affairs Institute: Alan K. Scotty Campbell". The Maxwell School of Syracuse University. 14 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Alan Campbell". U.S. Office of Personnel Management.