American Founders Luncheon Series
The Rivers Club, Pittsburgh
One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street

Dr. Gary L. Gregg
September 18, 2018 American Founders Luncheon
From Western PA to Founding Father: The Making of George Washington

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Americans often look at George Washington as if he himself were carved from the stone of Mount Rushmore. One author once joked that Washington seemed to have been born on horseback fully dressed and upon entering the world he gave a stately bow. Washington, however, was not born the great leader America came to know and rely upon. Rather, he rose from middling beginnings to become a hero (and then a failure and then a hero once more) in and around the area that came to be known as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. What drove Washington in his early days? How did he overcome the challenges he faced? What influenced him along his path to becoming the “Cincinnatus of the West?” Through the stories of Washington experiences in western Pennsylvania we will explore the making of America’s Founding Father.

Dr. Gary L. Gregg, II, holds the Mitch McConnell Chair in Leadership at the University of Louisville and is director of the McConnell Center. 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.” He is an award winning teacher and has been the national director of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He has a bachelor’s degree from Davis and Elkins College and a master’s degree and doctorate from Miami University (Ohio).

Join us on September 18, 2018, at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Club to hear Dr. Gary Gregg discuss “From Western PA to Founding Father: The Making of George Washington.” Register online or contact Brenda Vinton at or (724) 450-1541. Please bring a friend.

Registration deadline is September 17 at 4 p.m. The cost of lunch is $25.

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