Presidential Historian and Author Jon Meacham to Speak on November 4 as Part of William Paterson University’s Distinguished Lecturer Series

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham, presidential historian, a contributing editor at Time and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will discuss the upcoming 2016 presidential election on November 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the 38th Annual Distinguished Lecturer Series at William Paterson University in Wayne.

Tickets for the lecture are $25 for the general public. William Paterson University students with valid ID receive one free ticket at the Box Office. To purchase tickets, please call the Shea Center Box Office at 973-720-2371 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or purchase online at The lecture will take place in Shea Center on the campus in Wayne.

After starting his career at The Chattanooga Times, Meacham served as managing editor of Newsweek for eight years and was a former editor of The Washington Monthly. Meacham is now a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the executive board of the Society of American Historians. He is also editor-at-large of WNET Public Media, New York’s public television station.

Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. As a regular guest on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, Meacham is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 2009 for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. His latest presidential biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times best seller list in November 2015.

His other New York Times best sellers include, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power; Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship; and American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation.