American Founders Luncheon Series
The Rivers Club, Pittsburgh
One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant Street
Richard G. Jewell ’67
June 6, 2017 — American Founders Luncheon
“The Whiskey Rebellion: The First Immediate Test of our Federal Form of Constitutional Government”
Within two years of General George Washington taking the first presidential oath, a protest/insurrection arose in southwestern Pennsylvania over the imposition of a federal tax on whiskey. Before it was over, President Washington, assisted by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and former Revolutionary War General Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee (father of Robert E Lee), rode west with an army of 13,000 troops to put down the rebellion. But was it an act of treason and rebellion or an act of protest embedded in conscience? We will examine the facts, the rationales, and the implications for our nation’s history. Also beside the venue being geographically local we will also examine the role of two of our Commonwealth’s earliest lawyers: Hugh Henry Brackenridge and David Bradford.
Join us on June 6, 2017 to hear Dr. Richard G. Jewell ’67 discuss “The Whiskey Rebellion: The First Immediate Test of our Federal Form of Constitutional Government.”
Richard G. Jewell ’67 is the President Emeritus of Grove City College. He became the school’s 8th president in the fall of 2003 after a successful career in law and business. Before coming to Grove City, Jewell was Pittsburgh director of Navigant Consulting, the nation’s largest forensic account firm. From 1986 to 1991, he was executive vice president of the University of Pittsburgh Trust. In that capacity, all of the university’s applied research companies and labs reported to him. He reported to the university’s chancellor and served on the senior staff management committee.
Currently, Jewell serves as Commissioner of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and also as Director of Strategic Marketing for the Berkeley Research Group, a national consulting firm. He is a guest lecturer in the doctoral program for higher education at the University of Pittsburgh. Jewell is a graduate of Grove City College and the University of Michigan Law School.