Event — George Washington’s Mount Vernon

George Washington and the Supreme Court: His Enduring Legacy

Where: Supreme Court of the United States

One First Street NE, Washington, DC

When: Thursday, April 14, 2016 and Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6:00 pm

Details: The Supreme Court Historical Society and The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon have joined together to present two lectures, one at the Supreme Court and the other at Mount Vernon, which will examine George Washington’s essential role in shaping the judicial branch of our nation’s government.

April 28: Edward J. Larson: George Washington’s Role at the Constitutional Convention

Edward J. Larson is a University Professor of history and holds the Hugh & Hazel Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University. He is a Senior Fellow of the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education, and a visiting professor at Stanford Law School. He received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion. He is the author of ten books and nearly one hundred published articles, including The Return of George Washington. Larson was a member of the 2013–14 inaugural class of fellows at The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

Cost: $150 for both lectures or $100 for individual lectures

Due to security requirements at the Court, government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport must be presented for admittance to the lecture.

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