Curtis Gans

American political scientist

Curtis Bernard Gans (June 17, 1937 – March 15, 2015) was an American activist, writer, and expert on American voting patterns.[1] He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Gans served as a consultant to the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the National Committee for an Effective Congress, and managed a number of political campaigns. Gans died in Frederick, Maryland from lung cancer, aged 77.[2][3]


  1. Kaiser, Charles (2012). 1968 in America. Grove Press. p. 27. ISBN 9780802193247.
  2. Nuckols, Ben (March 16, 2015). "Activist, voter turnout expert Curtis Gans dies at 77". KAAL-TV. Associated Press. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  3. Roberts, Sam (March 16, 2015). "Curtis Gans, 77, Is Dead; Worked to Defeat President Johnson". New York Times. Retrieved March 17, 2015.