UN-CANCELED AND MOVED ONLINE: “The Creation of The President’s Cabinet,” with White House Historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky

 04/17/2020

White House Historical Association historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky will give an April 17 talk examining the history and legacy of the first presidential cabinet (see abstract below). Our plan is to post a link to a video of the lecture to this page by the 17th, and to open things up for a live Q&A (link for that to be provided soon) at around 4pm that day.

Abstract

White House Historical Association historian Lindsay M. Chervinsky will talk about her recent book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution. She will examine how Washington formed the cabinet two and a half years into his presidency, after discarding the advisory options provided to him in the Constitution, and explore the cabinet legacy that remains in the twenty-first century.

Lindsay M. Chervinsky received her B.A. in History and Political Science from George Washington University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Early American History from UC-Davis. She joined the White House Historical Association in February 2019 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History. She has published articles in Law and History Review, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, and Presidential Studies Quarterly, and her first book, The President’s Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, will be published by Harvard University Press in Spring 2020.