Historian and author, David O. Stewart, will be our featured speaker at our February 21 Washington Birthday Educational Forum at the Mercer County Community College’s Conference Center. The program will start at 6:30 pm and will end with a birthday cake and a “Happy Birthday to You” to George Washington. (Information and details will appear on this website as details are confirmed.)
After many years as a trial and appellate lawyer, Mr. Stewart became a bestselling writer of history and historical fiction. His histories have explored the writing of the Constitution, the gifts of James Madison, the outrageous western expedition and treason trial of the mysterious Aaron Burr, and the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. He is now working on an examination of George Washington’s political mastery, which should be published in early 2021. His histories have won the Washington Writing Award for best book of the year, the History Prize of the Society of the Cincinnati, and the William H. Prescott Award of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America.
Mr. Stewart explained that he is “currently finishing the manuscript for my work about G. Washington, which has the working title America’s Master Politician: How George Washington Became GEORGE WASHINGTON. Sadly the book will not be out by the time of this program. My current expectation for the talk is to focus on two periods in GW’s life: (1) his 15 years as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, during which time he also served as a county court judge and parish vestry member, which was a critical stage of his development as a political leader; and (2) his leadership in the creation and ratification of the Constitution – roughly 1785-88. The Summer of 1787 is my book on the Constitutional Convention and Madison’s Gift explores the Madison-Washington relationship as one of the five critical partnerships in Madison’s career.”
Plan to join us!