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Louisville scholar to present Constitution Day talk

September 9, 2011

"The Temptation of Washington: The End of the Revolution and the Birth of Constitutional Statesmanship" is the title of Skidmore's Constitution Day Lecture, to be presented Sept. 15 by Gary L. Gregg II of the University of Louisville.

Free and open to all, the talk begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Pohndorff Room of Scribner Library.

A specialist on the presidency and public politics, Gregg is the Mitch McConnell Professor of Leadership at the University of Louisville, where he also is the director of the McConnell Center. His other research interests include representation and American political institutions and political and constitutional thought at the American founding.

He is the author or editor of six books, including The Presidential Republic, Patriot Sage: George Washington and the American Political Tradition, and Securing Democracy?Why We Have an Electoral College.

In addition, Gregg is the author of the "Remnant Chronicles" series, a fiction trilogy for young adult readers that highlights the adventures of sixth-grader Jacob Boyd. The first book, The Sporran, was published in 2008 and the second, The Iona Conspiracy, in 2009.

He is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Richard and Helen DeVos Freedom Center Leadership Award from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and begin named an honorary lifetime member of the Association of Chinese Political Studies (USA).

Gregg is a graduate of Davis and Elkins College (B.A.) and Miami University of Ohio (M.A., Ph.D.). He also holds an honorary doctoral degree from Davis and Elkins College.

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