2014 Press Releases

National Archives Welcomes Former Second Lady Lynne Cheney September 12
Press Release · Monday, September 8, 2014

Washington, DC

Best-selling author and former Second Lady to discuss new James Madison biography

On Friday, September 12, at noon, the National Archives welcomes Lynne Cheney, New York Times best-selling author and former Second Lady of the United States, to discuss her biography of the Father of the Constitution and fourth President of the United States: James Madison: A Life Reconsidered. A book signing will follow the program.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance, located on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. The building is open 10 AM —5:30 PM daily, and is fully accessible. Metro: Yellow or Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial station.

In James Madison: A Life Reconsidered, Lynne Cheney offers a new biography of James Madison, a modest man who audaciously changed the world. Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states helped shape the country Americans live in today. Mrs. Cheney examines the brilliant legacy of Madison as one of the country’s most visionary and influential Founding Fathers.

To verify the date and times of the programs, call the National Archives Public Programs Line at: 202 357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

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