American Founders Luncheon Series
The Rivers Club, Pittsburgh
One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street
Nate Mills ’16
March 7, 2017 – American Founders Luncheon
“Representing a New Constellation: The Overlooked Role of David Rittenhouse”
In Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia, he identified three people as being uniquely American geniuses: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and David Rittenhouse. The first two of these men have remained household names throughout American history but why not the third? Who was David Rittenhouse that he was considered by Jefferson to be coequal with such great American luminaries, yet he has become almost entirely forgotten? Born a Pennsylvanian farm boy in 1732, his avid self-education would propel him throughout his life into the center of American history as an inventor, astronomer, and philosopher. His influence on the American Founding bears a profound legacy on everything from the fledgling nation’s flag, to its currency, and its very identity as a republic.
Join us on March 7 to hear Nate Mills ’16 of the National Review Institute speak on “Representing a New Constellation: The Overlooked Role of David Rittenhouse.”
Nate Mills ’16 is the campus outreach and programs officer at National Review Institute (NRI), the non-profit sister organization to National Review magazine, where he is responsible for managing the NRI On Campus program and developing coalitions with student groups and organizations operating on college campuses. While a student at Grove City College, Nate was a Koch research fellow at the Center for Vision & Values, as well as an intern and society leader at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He is a native of Toronto and currently lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.