Contributor biographical information for Patriarch : George Washington and the new American nation / Richard Norton Smith.


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Richard Norton Smith is the author ofThomas E. Dewey and His Times and biographies of George Washington and Herbert Hoover. A distinguished political speechwriter, he has worked especially closely with Bob and Elizabeth Dole, with whom he collaborated on their best-selling memoir Unlimited Partners. The director of the Gerald R. Ford Museum and Library, he lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Washington, George, -- 1732-1799.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1789-1797.