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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2014-2015 class of fellows, as he presents his findings and research at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.

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David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall, Fred W. Smith National Library 3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121

On October 27, 2015 Library fellow Brendan Gillis will discuss the results of his research topic, "George Washington as Imperial Magistrate: Local Authority and Revolution in Virginia, 1760-1783."

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Brendan Gillis

Gillis received his Ph.D. from Indiana University. His research explores the role of local magistrates in shaping new jurisdictions across the eighteenth-century British world, as well as how these officeholders adapted to imperial crisis in the decades surrounding the American Revolution.


Recipient of the Society of Colonial Wars Fellowship


Attendees should park in Mount Vernon visitor parking lots and enter the library campus via the pedestrian gate near the 4-way stop.