VIRTUAL-The Most Extraordinary Presidential Elections in American History
Election season is upon us, and throughout American history there have been some extraordinary presidential elections.
In his lecture, presidential historian and author Louis Picone will discuss how the election process has evolved over the years and share stories of the most unusual presidential elections in American history from the election of George Washington in 1788 to Donald J. Trump in 2016.
While many are aware that Donald Trump and George W. Bush both won the presidency without capturing the popular vote, did you know that the same thing occurred three earlier times in American history, including when New Jersey’s own Grover Cleveland lost the 1888 election to Benjamin Harrison?
Louis L. Picone is the award-winning author of The President Is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond and Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces. He holds a Masters in History and also teaches American history at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Louis is a member of the Authors Guild, Mensa International, and the American Historical Association. He is also a trustee on the board of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association in Caldwell, New Jersey.
This program is open to all. Registration is required.
Registered attendees will receive information via email on how to connect to the Zoom chat room the day before the event.
This program is made possible by The Friends of the Livingston Public Library
- Thursday, October 8, 2020
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Livingston Public Library