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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with a member of our 2015-2016 class of fellows, as she presents her findings and research at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington.


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

On March 1, 2015 Library fellow Lindsay Chervinsky will discuss the results of her research topic, “The First Presidential Cabinet: The British, State, and Military Origins, 1700-1800.”

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Lindsay Chervinsky

Chervinsky is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of California, Davis whose research explores how key government institutions evolved beyond the boundaries of the United States Constitution in the Early Republic. Her work examines how George Washington drew on American perceptions of the British cabinet, executive precedent established in the state governments, and his own military leadership experience to shape the first presidential cabinet.


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