Craig MansonCraig Manson is an expert in law and public policy currently employed as general counsel to a public agency in California. He describes himself as having a "checkered past," as to both his work career and his genealogy. Previously, he was professor of law and public policy at a leading California law school. Over the last forty years, he's been a Top Forty DJ at a couple of radio stations, both AM & FM; a broadcast journalist; a cable television sportscaster; a radio sportscaster; a newspaper stringer; a lobbyist in a state legislature; a military officer, a college professor, a lawyer, a judge, and has served at the highest levels of both state and federal government. Craig's ancestors include Africans enslaved in America, as well as slave-owners; Native Americans, and some very prominent 17th century British and French emigres. He has ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War and on both sides of the Civil War. Craig writes and speaks about legal topics of interest to genealogists and on military records, the Civil War, and African-American history. He also tells family stories at his blog called GeneaBlogie. Craig is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Genealogical Society and a member of the Southern California Genealogical Society. He is also a member of the UK-based Guild of One-Name Studies.
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