Statesmen (revision)

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sh 85127538 Statesmen

CHANGE 150 $a Statespeople

ADD 450 $w nne $a Statesmen
550 $w g $a Public officers
670 Random House $b (“a person who is experienced in the art of government or versed in the administration of government affairs”; “a person who exhibits great wisdom and ability in directing the affairs of a government or in dealing with important public issues”)

ADD 670 $a Oxford English Dictionary Online, viewed November 20, 2019 $b (Statesman: a person (esp. a man) who takes a leading part in the affairs of a state; a skilled, experienced, and respected politician; Statesperson: a statesman or stateswoman (often used as a gender-neutral form); Statespeople: statesmen or stateswomen collectively)


It seems LCSH is using “Statesmen” generically rather than specifically for Male statespeople; and if that is what is meant, then I think it should be revised. There is a separate heading Stateswomen (sh 00003159), to which we might add 550 $w g $a Statespeople

There appear to be over 100 other related terms that would have to be revised, too. 

This term also seems vague and not meaningfully distinct from other terms like Politicians and Public officers.

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