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WILLIAM ADAIR is a frame historian, conservator, and gilder in Washington, D.C. (WHH #54)

WILLIAM G. ALLMAN served more than forty years in the Office of the Curator, The White House, before retiring as curator in 2017. He lectures and writes on the White House and its collections. He is the author of Official White House China from the 18th to 21st Centuries, and he compiled the catalog of objects for The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families. (WHH # 5, 10, 12, 14, 25, 26, 35, 53)

ROBERT L. ANDERSON is the author of Nuclear Submarines in the Falklands War, and co-author of Desert Sealift: The Military Sealift Command in the Gulf War, as well as other military studies. He is currently with National Museum of the Army.
(WHH #12)

NENETTE ARROYO is an independent historian with a special interest in American decorative arts and the material culture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. (WHH #34, 36)

ELAINE RICE BACHMANN is the curator of the Maryland Commission on Artistic Property at the State Archives in Annapolis. (WHH #14)

JEAN BAKER is an American historian and professor of history at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. (WHH #45)

The late LETITIA BALDRIGE was social secretary to the White House and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s chief of staff. Her many books included In the Kennedy Style: Magical Evenings in the Kennedy White House and New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette. (WHH #13)

LYNNE ZACEK BASSETT is former curator of textiles and fine arts at Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts. She lectures and writes frequently on the social history and artistry of textiles in early New England. Ms. Bassett is co-author of the book, Northern Comfort: New England’s Early Quilts, 1780–1850. (WHH #7, 44)

CLAY BAUSKE is the museum curator at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri. Among other projects, he curated the exhibition, “Flexing the Nation’s Muscle,” which premiered at the White House Visitor Center in 1996 before traveling to eight other venues nationwide. (WHH #5)

KATHRYN L. BEASLEY is a doctoral student in U.S. history at Florida State University. (WHH #53)

The late SISTER WENDY BECKETT was an art historian and a contemplative nun. Sister Wendy appeared in several television series, engaging audiences with her discussion of European and American art history. She wrote many books on the subject of art and lead a life of solitude and prayer at Quidenham monastery in England. (WHH #21)

BETHANEE BEMIS is a museum specialist in the Division of Political and Military History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. (WHH #54)

MARY JO BINKER is the former associate editor of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers. She has co-authored a book on military women of the Korean War era and written an oral history handbook. Her other publications include articles on first ladies, African American history and the Civil War. (WHH #28, 29, 30, 36, 46, 49, 55)

ALYSHA E. BLACK is an archivist and research specialist. (WHH #9)

R. DUKE BLACKWOOD is the director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

MORGAN BLATTENBERG is a technician in the Collection Management Services Department of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. (WHH #52)

The late PAUL F. BOLLER JR. was a professor emeritus at Texas Christian University. He wrote several books including Presidential Campaigns: From George Washington to George W. Bush and Presidential Anecdotes. (WHH #15, 30)

ELIZABETH SMITH BROWNSTEIN is the author of If This House Could Talk: Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans and Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency. She served as director of research for the award-winning PBS series Smithsonian World. (WHH #24, 31)

THOMAS BOGHARDT is a senior historian at the U.S. Army Center of Military History. Prior to this post, he served as historian at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., and as a Thyssen fellow at Georgetown University. (WHH #51)

The late BARBARA PIERCE BUSH contributed a photo essay to the White House History issue “Away from the Glare: Presidential Retreats.” As first lady she revived the idea of an endowment to preserve the public rooms of the White House and its collection of fine and decorative arts. (WHH #18)

The late WILLIAM B. BUSHONG was chief historian of the White House Historical Association. His books included a history of Rock Creek Park; North Carolina’s Executive Mansion: The First 100 Years; Uncle Sam’s Architects: Builders of the Capitol; and research on public architecture and the planning history of Washington, D.C. (WHH #4, 5, 11, 13, 19, 22, 28, 43)

STUART BUTLER retired as an assistant branch chief from the National Archives and Records Administration in 1999 and has since written several books and numerous articles on Virginia’s role in the War of 1812. (WHH #36)

ALAN CAPPS is a doctoral student in American History at George Mason University. Anglo-American history is one of his areas of specialty. (WHH #46)

JOSEPH D. CARR, a native of Kentucky, is a graduate of the Cooperstown Program in museum studies, Cooperstown, New York. He was an assistant usher at the White House, where he worked closely with the historic silver collection. (WHH #1)

The late NASH CASTRO is a founder and director emeritus of the White House Historical Association. Author of The Land of Pele, Castro is the recipient of the Interior Department’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Pugsley Medal of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. (WHH #1)

SAM CHILDERS is a writer and historian in Dallas, Texas. The author of Historic Dallas Hotels, he is a contributor to Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, and has served on the staffs of several museums. (WHH #32)

MARK CHEATHEM is an associate professor of history at Cumberland University and author of Andrew Jackson: Southerner. (WHH #36)

BOB CLARK is the former director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

The late JEANNINE SMITH CLARK is an emeritus member of the board of regents of the Smithsonian Institution and the board of the White House Historical Association. She is a native Washingtonian. (WHH #46)

TONY CLARK is the director of public affairs at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

The late NANCY CLARKE began working in the White House flower shop during President Jimmy Carter’s administration. She held the position of chief floral designer from 1985 until her retirement in 2009. (WHH #23)

CRISTETA COMERFORD became executive chef at the White House in 2005 after ten years working there. She holds a degree in food technology from the University of the Philippines and specializes in ethnic and American cuisine. (WHH #20)

ROGER CONNOR is a curator in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. (WHH #28)

JOHN MILTON COOPER is an American historian, author, and educator specializing in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American diplomatic history. His is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. (WHH #51)

MATTHEW COSTELLO is the senior historian at the White House Historical Association. (WHH #47)

CHARLES T. CULLEN is president and librarian emeritus of the Newberry Library in Chicago. He has written or contributed to more than thirty books and articles, and has lectured widely on subjects relating to the age of Jefferson. (WHH #17)

ROBERT F. DALZELL JR. and LEE BALDWIN DALZELL are coauthors of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Robert Dalzell is chair of the American Studies Program at Williams College and Lee Dalzell is head of reference at Williams College. (WHH #6)

CHARLES DENYER is a senior managing partner at NDBGovSec, which specializes in national security. His publications include Number One Observatory Circle: The Home of the Vice President of the United States and a forthcoming biography of Dick Cheney. (WHH #53)

ALAN DEVALERIO was a contract butler at the White House during the 1980s. (WHH #41)

ELAINE K. DIDIER is the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

ELIZABETH DINSCHEL is an education specialist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in Iowa City, Iowa. (WHH #45)

SARA W. DUKE is curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art in the Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress. In addition to overseeing the Herbert L. Block Collection, she curates rotating exhibitions in the Herblock Gallery. (WHH #48)

ANNETTE DUNLAP, author of Frank: The Story of Frances Folsom Cleveland, America's Youngest First Lady, is a freelance writer and journalist while pursuing a business career. (WHH #30, 32, 41)

The late G. FRANKLIN EDWARDS, was a professor of sociology at Howard University in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Fisk University and recipient of a PhD from the University of Chicago, Professor Edwards was a presidential appointee to several commissions concerned with matters within the District of Columbia. He was a member of the board of the White House Historical Association. (WHH #1)

MICHAEL D. ELLZEY is the director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

The late CORLISS KNAPP ENGLE was an enthusiastic gardener and flower show exhibitor in the Boston area for nearly 30 years. The recipient of many gardening awards, she lectured, wrote, and photographed for horticultural organizations across the country in the areas of garden design, indoor gardening, and hardy plants. (WHH #7)

LEE A. FARROW is a professor of history and director for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Auburn University at Montgomery in Alabama and frequently published author. (WHH #46)

CLAIRE FAULKNER is a member of the Usher’s Office in the Executive Residence at the White House. She began her career at the White House in the Office of the Curator. She holds a master’s degree in American Studies. (WHH #12, 26)

MICHAEL FAZIO is an architect and architectural historian. He teaches at the school of architecture at Mississippi State University and is an actively publishing scholar. He co-authored The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe with Patrick Snadon. (WHH #8)

ALAN FERN was the director of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, from 1982 until his retirement in 2000. Under his direction the gallery’s collection doubled to include more than 18,000 works and added portraits of popular cultural figures. (WHH #9)

WARREN FINCH is the director of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

The late DALLAS FINN was a historian and a longtime resident of Japan. She was the author of Meiji Revisited: The Sites of Victorian Japan. (WHH #12)

CATHERINE FORSLUND is currently Associate Professor of History at Rockford College teaching U.S. history. Her first book was Anna Chennault: Informal Diplomacy and Asian Relations followed by articles on editorial cartoons of the Korean War. She is working on Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Victorian Modern First Lady. (WHH #28, 29)

AL FRENI is a photographer based in New York City. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. (WHH #55)

FREDERIC J. FROMMER leads the Dewey Square Group’s Sports PR Practice. He has written for the Washington Post, New York Times, POLITICO Magazine, and The Atlantic. His books on sports include You Gotta Have Heart, a history of Washington baseball. (WHH #55)

TERRI GARNER is the director of the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #39)

EDITH GELLES is a senior scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford. Her biography, Portia: The World of Abigail Adams received the Herbert Feis Award of the American Historical Association. Her teaching area is colonial U.S. history and the history of women. (WHH #7)

ELAINE M. GIBBS is a curatorial assistant at Blair House, The President's Guest House. She holds a Master of Arts in the history of decorative arts. Her contributions in the field include research, exhibitions, programs, and publications for Meridian House International Center and Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C., and Montpelier. (WHH #32, 48)

ELIZABETH B. GOLDSMITH is a former Hoover Presidential Scholar. She is professor of Human Sciences at Florida State University where she teaches seminars on White House history. (WHH #5, 8)

JAMES M. GOODE, Ph.D., is a historian who has written six major books on Washington, D.C., architecture and sculpture and a history of the B.F. Saul Company one of Washington’s oldest real estate and investment firms. (WHH #2, 27)

FIONA GRIFFIN was editorial director of White House History. (WHH #39)

RICHARD F. GRIMMETT is a specialist in international security with the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress. He is the author of St. John's Church, Lafayette Square: The History and Heritage of the Church of the Presidents, Washington, D.C. He holds a doctorate in American diplomatic history from Kent State University. (WHH #31, 40, 41, 47)

MAC KEITH GRISWOLD is a journalist and cultural landscape historian and author of a forthcoming book on the life of Bunny Mellon. She is an editorial adviser to White House History Quarterly. (WHH #23)

JONATHAN GROSS is the editor of Thomas Jefferson’s Scrapbooks: Poems of Nation, Family, and Romantic Love. He is a professor in the Department of English at DePaul University. (WHH #43)

ROBERT GROGG is a specialist in publications and wayside exhibits for parks. He is retired from the National Park Service’s Interpretive Design Center at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia. (WHH #34, 42, 54)

MARTHA GROVE is an archivist with the Center for Legislative Archives at the National Archives. (WHH #48)

The late GILBERT GUDE was a writer, lecturer, and consultant. After serving from 1959 to 1976 in the Maryland legislature and the United States Congress, Gude was director of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, until 1986. His publications include Where the Potomac Begins: A History of the North Branch Valley. (WHH #2)

DESMOND GUINNESS founded the Irish Georgian Society to help preserve Irish architecture of all periods. In addition to editing the I.G.S. quarterly Bulletin, he has written several books including Georgian Dublin and co-authored Irish Houses and Castles, and The White House, An Architectural History. (WHH #22)

BARBARA HABER is an award-winning food historian and author of From Hardtack to Home Fries: An Uncommon History of American Cooks and Meals. She currently serves on the awards committee of the James Beard Foundation and chairs their Who’s Who committee, which recognizes outstanding leaders in America’s food world. (WHH #20)

MARY A. HACKETT is associate editor of the Papers of James Madison at the University of Virginia. (WHH #4)

FIONA DEANS HALLORAN is the author of Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons. She holds a PhD in American history from UCLA. Halloran teaches in Salt Lake City, Utah. (WHH #48)

ANN HAND is the founder and CEO of the jewelry design firm Ann Hand, LLC, based in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. She has designed pieces for every first lady since Jaqueline Kennedy. (WHH #52)

C.M. HARRIS is the editor of the two-volume Papers of William Thornton. His publications include “Washington’s Gamble, L’Enfant’s Dream: Politics, Design, and the Founding of the National Capital,” William and Mary Quarterly. (WHH #3, 6)

SCOTT H. HARRIS became director of The James Monroe Museum in 2011. He was previously director of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, director of historic resources for the City of Manassas, Virginia, and curator of the Manassas Museum System. He serves as an editorial advisor for White House History. (WHH #35, 44, 48)

DAVID S. HEIDLER is on the faculty at Colorado State University-Pueblo. (WHH #15)

JEANNE T. HEIDLER is a professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
(WHH #15)

DANNY HEITMAN is a columnist for The Baton Rouge Advocate and a frequent contributor to national publications. His book, A Summer of Birds: John James Audubon at Oakley House, was later adapted as a public television documentary, and nominated for an Emmy. (WHH #34)

AMY HENDERSON is a cultural historian at the National Portrait Gallery specializing in “the lively arts”—particularly media-generated popular culture and celebrity. Her writing and exhibitions include On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting; Red, Hot & Blue: A Smithsonian Salute to the American Musical; A Katharine Hepburn Centennial Celebration; One Life: Katharine Graham; and The Flashpoint of Fame. (WHH #30, 38, 39)

DONALD R. HICKEY is an award-winning author and professor of history at Wayne State University. (WHH #41)

STUART D. HOBBS is the director of a continuing education program for history teachers at Ohio State University. (WHH #17)

LINDA J. HOLDEN worked as a White House aide during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. She is the author of Presidents’ Gardens (2013) and is an educator in Fairfax County, Virginia. (WHH #45)

HAROLD HOLZER served as co-chair of the U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and has authored, co-authored and edited thirty books on Lincoln and the Civil War era. His book Lincoln at Cooper Union won a 2005 Lincoln Prize. (WHH #24)

JOHN HOLTZAPPLE has been director of the President James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee, since 1984. He previously worked at other historic sites in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Tennessee. (WHH #33)

HOLGER HOOCK is associate professor in British History and director of the Eighteenth-Century Worlds Centre at the University of Liverpool. He holds a doctorate from Oxford University. His publications include The King’s Artists: The Royal Academy of Arts and the Politics of British Culture. (WHH #22)

NEIL W. HORSTMAN served as president of the White House Historical Association from 1994 to 2014. He previously served as executive director of historic preservation organizations in Kentucky, Missouri, and Georgia, and was resident director of Historic Mount Vernon. (WHH #4, 31)

MARGARET HUDDY is a Washington, D.C.-based painter specializing in watercolor landscapes. During her many years as a plein air painter she developed a talent for capturing the color and quality of light. Her work is influenced by her travels around the world. (WHH #23)

CONOVER HUNT is a public historian whose projects include exhibitions and publications on the social history of James and Dolley Madison and the life, death, and legacy of John F. Kennedy. She holds degrees from Newcomb College, Tulane University, and the Winterthur program, University of Delaware. (WHH #32, 35)

KRISTEN A. HUNTER is the senior editorial and production manager at the White House Historical Association. (WHH #52)

JOHN HUTTON is a professor of art history at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is the author and illustrator of the Sister Maus series of books and illustrator of The White House Easter Egg Roll: A History for All Ages. (WHH #16, 36)

JAMES A. JACOBS is an historian for the Historic American Buildings Survey and National Historic Landmarks Program. Recent articles have appeared in Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture and the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. (WHH #29, 37)

The late LUCINDA JANKE was an independent historian who served on the collections committee of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and also on the Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project’s steering committee. She co-authored “William Prout, Capitol Hill’s Community Builder, ” in Coming Into the City, Essays on Early Washington, D.C. (WHH #27)

The late OLIVER JENSEN, was co-founder and editor of American Heritage magazine and chief of the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. He was formerly a writer and editor for Life magazine. Among his many books are Railroads in America, Carrier War, The Revolt of American Women, American Album, and America’s Yesterdays, the latter based upon an extensive survey of historical photographs in the United States. (WHH #1)

KRISTI PLANCK JOHNSON is a professor of education at Marymount University who previously held a position on President Richard Nixon’s speech writing staff. (WHH #37)

JAMES JOHNSTON is a lawyer, writer, lecturer, and author of two history books: The Recollections of Margaret Cabell Brown Loughborough, A Southern Women’s Memories of Richmond VA and Washington D.C. in the Civil War; and From Slave Ship to Harvard, Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family. (WHH #36)

WENDY KAIL is the archivist at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden. Her study of the Peters family has included research on the life of Captain W. G. Williams, which has been published in Assembly, the magazine of the United States Military Academy.
(WHH #10)

JAROD KEARNEY is curator of The James Monroe Museum. Previously, he was curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, curator of the Rye Historical Society in New York, and director of the Hallockville Museum Farm and Folklife Center on Long Island. (WHH #35)

RON J. KELLER is associate professor of history and political science at Lincoln College and director of the Lincoln Heritage Museum. He has co-authored several books, including Abraham Lincoln in Logan County and A Respect for the Office: Letters From the Presidents. (WHH #37, 38, 39)

KIMBERLY KENNEY is the curator of the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

DONALD R. KENNON is the chief historian of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. (WHH #15)

PAMELA KILIAN is a writer whose books include Barbara Bush: Matriarch of a Dynasty and What Was Watergate? She is assisting managing editor for Scripps Howard News Service. (WHH #12)

ELISE K. KIRK is an author, lecturer and musicologist with special interests in American cultural history. She is a member of the board of the White House Historical Association. Her books include Music at the White House and American Opera. She was the primary consultant for the award-winning film The White House: In Tune with History, produced by the White House Historical Association. (WHH #14, 24, 30, 39, 44)

BARBARA KIRKCONNELL is a writer and designer specializing in historic interiors. (WHH #18)

ROBERT KLARA is a journalist and author specializing in uncovering the overlooked and forgotten facets of American history. (WHH #47)

WILLIAM KLOSS has written about the collections of the White House, the U.S. Senate, the State Department Diplomatic Reception Rooms, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. An independent art historian, he has served on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House since 1990. He is the author of Art in the White House: A Nation’s Pride. (WHH #16, 43)

MAGGIE KNAUS is a professional photographer and artist originally from Washington, D.C. Her favorite topic is documenting her extensive travels, and she has used many non-traditional photographic processes in her work. She is a photo teacher, a commercial photographer, and an artist that has shown in galleries across the United States and Canada. (WHH #26)

LAWRENCE LAUDER KNUTSON is a journalist now retired after a career with the Associated Press. His book Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations was published by the White House Historical Association in 2014. (WHH #18, 46)

CLIFFORD KRAINIK is an independent historian, dealer, and appraiser of nineteenth-century photography who has written extensively on the subject of early American photography. He co-authored Union Cases: A Collector’s Guide to the Art of America’s First Plastics and is currently working on the biography of the photographer and railroad advocate John Plumbe Jr. (WHH #2, 10, 16, 21, 25, 46, 47)

The late MICHELE KRAINIK was an independent historian, dealer, and collector of nineteenth-century photography and historic Americana. She is co-author of Union Cases: A Collector’s Guide to the Art of America’s First Plastics. (WHH #25)

JESSIE KRATZ is historian of the National Archives and editor of the National Archives blog, Pieces of History. (WHH #35, 48)

MARTHA JOYNT KUMAR is a professor at Towson University and a member of the board of the White House Historical Association. Her scholarly research focuses on White House press relations and communications. She has recently written a book entitled Managing the President’s Message: The White House Communications Operation published by Johns Hopkins University Press. (WHH #21)

EDWARD LAWLER JR. is the historian of the Independence Hall Association, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the teaching of American history through its congress of websites at He has spent more than a decade researching the President's House in Philadelphia. (WHH #22)

ULRICH LEBEN Ph.D. is an art historian and the associate curator at Waddesdon Manor, Rothschild Collection, in Buckinghamshire, England. He is also a visiting professor at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts in New York. (WHH #44)

DIANE LEDERMAN is a set decorator based in New York City. Her credits include Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Limitless, Girl, Summer of Sam and Black Nativity. (WHH #39)

ANTOINETTE J. LEE is a historian with the cultural resources programs of the National Park Service. Her research interests include the history of architecture and planning in Washington, D.C.; the history of federal government architecture; and the role of diversity in cultural heritage preservation. (WHH #11)

EDWARD J. LENGEL is a former chief historian of the White House Historical Association. (WHH #51)

ALLAN LOWE is the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

STEVEN C. LOWE is a historian, retired from a twenty-year career in business. He served in the Peace Corps in the 1970s. He is on the Board of Directors of Washington Area Secular Humanists and is founder of the Ingersoll Oratory Contest held annually in Dupont Circle. (WHH #31)

CYNTHIA B. MALINIK is the chief cultural resources executive at the Girl Scouts of the USA and was previously senior director of sites stewardship at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. (WHH #26, 45)

HILLARY MANNION was the rights and reproductions coordinator at the White House Historical Association. (WHH #28)

DAVID B. MATTERN is research associate professor and senior associate editor of the Papers of James Madison at the University of Virginia. He is author of Benjamin Lincoln and the American Revolution and is currently collaborating on an edition of selected writings of Dolley Madison. (WHH #4)

EDITH MAYO is curator emeritus in Politics and Reform at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Her major exhibitions include: “The Right to Vote,” “From Parlor to Politics: Women and Reform in America, 1890–1925” and “First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image.” In addition to numerous articles, her books include: The Smithsonian’s Book of the First Ladies and Smithsonian Q&A: Presidential Families. (WHH #21)

KEITH MACKAY is executive director of Wilton House Museum in Richmond, Virginia, and previously worked at Ten Chimneys Estate, the White House Historical Association, and the Davenport House Museum. (WHH #27, 29, 36)

ANITA McBRIDE is an executive in residence at American University in Washington, D.C., directing programs and national conferences on the role and legacy of first ladies of the United States. She was the second term chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush and served in the White House for three United States presidents. (WHH #45)

ANDREW McCARTHY is an independent historian with a focus on James Hoban’s architectural career in the United States and Ireland. (WHH #42)

JAMES I. McDANIEL was director of White House Liaison for the National Park Service from 1984 until 2002. He is a member of the board of the White House Historical Association. (WHH #1, 8)

TRAVIS McDONALD is director of architectural restoration at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. (WHH #18)

LAUREN ZOOK McGWIN is editorial and production director at the White House Historical Association and a regular contributor to White House History Quarterly. (WHH #41, 43. 53)

BARBARA McMILLAN is a former staff member of the Curator’s Office, The White House. She has a masters degree in the History of American Decorative Art. (WHH #35)

DENNIS H. J. MEDINA is museum curator at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum in Abilene, Kansas. As part of the National Archives and Records Administration, the parent organization of the Office of Presidential Libraries, his work has included several traveling exhibitions. (WHH #21)

The late RACHEL LAMBERT MELLON was an active gardener in the United States, the West Indies, and Europe. (WHH #1)

ROLAND MESNIER was hired by First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1980 as head pastry chef at the White House. During his twenty-five years there, he served more than forty queens, kings, princes, princesses, and heads of state, and opened the doors of the White House to the best pastry cooks in the United States. His books include A Sweet World of White House Desserts. (WHH #20)

BETTY C. MONKMAN served more than thirty years in the Office of the Curator, the White House, retiring as chief curator in 2002. She is the author of The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families, and The Living White House and was managing editor of the 23rd edition of The White House: An Historic Guide. (WHH #2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16)

STEPHEN T. MOSKEY is a historical researcher specializing in ninetheenth- and twentieth-century American history and the author of Larz and Isabela Anderson: Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age. (WHH #51)

MARSHA MULLIN is director of museum services and chief curator at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame in American studies and from Texas Tech University in museum studies. (WHH #19)

ROBERT K. MUSIL is the president and chief executive officer of the Rachel Carson Council and author of Rachel Carson and Her Sisters. (WHH #43)

MELISSA NAULIN is assistant curator in the Office of the Curator, The White House, where she focuses on the decorative arts. She is a regular contributor to White House History Quarterly. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture. She has also held curatorial positions at Strong Museum, Winterthur, and Mount Vernon. Her books include Something of Splendor: Decorative Arts from the White House. (WHH #21, 23, 53)

WILLIAM P. O'BRIEN began in the field of public history in 1977 and since 1986 has served as a National Park Service historian. He is currently a member of the NPS Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit at the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he coordinates a variety of partnership programs. (WHH #5, 30)

ALEXANDRA PARKER is the executive director of the Reston Historical Society. (WHH #35)

BRADLEY H. PATTERSON served in the Department of State as deputy cabinet secretary at the White House, executive secretary of the Peace Corps, executive assistant to Leonard Garment at the White House, and as senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has written three books about the White House staff. (WHH #26)

ESTILL CURTIS PENNINGTON is a native Kentuckian who, for the past thirty years, has been actively involved in the study of painting in the South. He has served in curatorial capacities for several museums and was founding curator of the Morris Museum of Art’s Southern collection. (WHH #34)

PETER R. PENCZER is a leading expert on the history of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. His books include The Washington National Mall and Washington, D.C., Past and Present. (WHH #38)

The late ANTHONY S. PITCH was the author of They Have Killed Papa Dead!: The Road to Ford’s Theatre, Abraham Lincoln’s Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance and The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814. A former journalist, he gave regularly scheduled tours of Washington neighborhoods. (WHH #4, 25)

JONATHAN PLISKA is a landscape historian and author of A Garden for the President: A History of the White House Grounds and The White House Easter Egg Roll: A History for All Ages. (WHH #43)

PATRICK J. PLUNKETT, master stonemason, was in charge of the conservation and restoration of the White House walls at the same time that his brother David worked on the restoration of Windsor Castle in England. (WHH #3)

THOMAS PRICE is curator at the President James K. Polk Home in Columbia, Tennessee. Previously he was the curator of the Governor Silas Wright Museum in Canton, New York. (WHH #33, 36)

TOM PUTNAM is a special advisor in the Office of Presidential Libraries. He served as director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum from 2007 to 2015. (WHH #40)

DAVID RAMSEY is a corporate interior designer who specializes in commercial and historic preservation interiors. (WHH #42)

MIKE RHODE is a member of the National Cartoonists Society who writes books about the comic arts. He is also an editor for the International Journal of Comic Art and former comic writer for the Washington City Paper. (WHH #48)

JOHN RHODEHAMEL is Norris Foundation curator of American historical manuscripts at the Huntington Library. He is editor of the award-winning book George Washington, Writings and also edited The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic and co-edited a collection of the writings of John Wilkes Booth. (WHH #6)

JOHN RILEY was director of education and scholarship programs at the White House Historical Association from 1998 to 2013. (WHH #6)

HALEY M. RIVERO is the former director of external relations and special projects at the White House Historical Association. (WHH #52)

CHUCK ROBB is a former officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served as governor of Virginia from 1982 to 1986, and as a United States senator from 1989 until 2001. (WHH #54)

LYNDA BIRD JOHNSON ROBB is the former first lady of Virginia and the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson. (WHH #54)

REBECCA YERKES ROGERS is a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and was active in the restoration of the historic Ximenez-Fatio House in St. Augustine, Florida. (WHH #46)

SELWA “LUCKY” ROOSEVELT was chief of protocol of the United States from 1982 to 1989 following a career in journalism covering social and current events in Washington, D.C. She serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Blair House Restoration Fund. (WHH #54)

PRISCILLA ROOSEVELT is a noted expert on the social and cultural history of Imperial Russia. For her most recent book Life on the Russian Country Estate and her efforts to encourage historic preservation in Russia she has been honored and recognized by many organizations, including the Russian Ministry of Culture. (WHH #26)

ALICE ROSS is a food historian with particular interest in evolving American home cookery and foodways. As one of the professional pioneers in academic food history, she has served as a senior editor for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, and is the author of The Taste of Brookhaven, 400 Years of History in the Kitchen.
(WHH #20)

MATTHEW SCHAEFER is an archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch, Iowa. (WHH #55)

KATIE MARAGES SCHANK was formerly the archivist at the DeKalb History Center in Decatur, Georgia. (WHH #15)

THOMAS F. SCHWARTZ is the director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

MERRY ELLEN SCOFIELD is an independent researcher and educator in the Detroit area. Her previous projects have revolved around President Thomas Jefferson's well-known dinner parties with an emphasis on their social and political influences. Currently she is a doctoral student at Wayne State University, concentrating on a study of ceremonial forms in the early American republic. (WHH #31)

GARY SCOTT retired as chief historian of the National Capital Region after many years of with the National Park Service. He began his career in Washington as historical research assistant on stonecutting and stone carving for the National Cathedral. (WHH #3, 28)

PAMELA SCOTT is the author of Capital Engineers: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Development of Washington, D.C., 1790–2004 and co-author (with Antoinette J. Lee) of Buildings of the District of Columbia. (WHH #27)

The late REX W. SCOUTEN was involved with the White House for nearly 50 years, beginning in 1949, when he joined President Truman’s Secret Service detail. He served in the White House as chief usher (1969–86) and then as curator (1986–97). (WHH #5)

DANIEL SHANKS, a Washington-area native, served as assistant usher in the Usher’s Office in the Executive Residence at the White House from 1995 to 2018. He oversaw food and beverage operations at the White House. He was formerly the manager at Napa Valley's Domaine Chandon restaurant. (WHH #20)

MATTHEW C. SHERMAN is the director of programs at the Institute for Political History. In 2011, he earned his Ph.D. in American History from Saint Louis University. He is currently revising his dissertation, Protecting the First Citizen of the Republic: Presidential Security from Thomas Jefferson to Theodore Roosevelt, for publication with an academic press. (WHH #32)

CANDACE SHIREMAN is curator of Blair House, the President’s Guest House. She holds a master’s degree in American civilization from George Washington University and served as site administrator and museum curator of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., before coming to Blair House in 2000. (WHH #21, 27, 42)

AMITY SHLAES is an author and columnist. Her books include Coolidge, a biography of the president. (WHH #47)

The late HUGH S. SIDEY was a journalist who covered the American presidency for nearly 50 years. He later served as Time magazine’s political and White House correspondent and bureau chief. He chaired the WHHA board of directors from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Sidey is the author of The White House Remembered and co-author of The Presidents of the United States of America. (WHH #13, 18)

KRISTEN SKINNER is a decorative arts historian. She is a museum technician at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan. (WHH #52)

ANN BOWMAN SMITH was director of White House Liaison for the National Park Service from 2002 to 2013. (WHH #8)

PATRICK SNADON is associate professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches and writes on the history of architecture and interiors and co-authored The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe (with Michael Fazio). Among other preservation projects, he has consulted on the restoration of Decatur House in Washington, D. C., and the Pope Villa in Lexington, Kentucky, two of only three remaining houses by Latrobe in the United States.
(WHH #8, 27)

MICHAEL SPANGLER is senior archivist in the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress. He organized the papers of the White House architect Lorenzo Winslow at the Office of the Curator at the White House House and processed a large group of newly acquired material for the Benjamin B. French Family Papers in the Manuscripts Division. (WHH #8)

RICHARD SPEARS is an architect based in Peachtree City, Georgia. (WHH #40)

LUCIA STANTON is the Shannon Senior Historian at Monticello and is the author of two works on slavery at Monticello. (WHH #17)

The late RICHARD W. STEPHENSON was Specialist in American Cartographic History in the Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress, where he worked for more than forty years. He was the author of Virginia in Maps and Selected Maps and Charts of Antarctica, among others. (WHH #34)

The late LONN TAYLOR was a native of Spartanburg, South Carolina. He retired from the Smithsonian Institution in 2002, where he was a historian at the National Museum of American History, and lived in Fort Davis, Texas. (WHH #46, 52)

LYDIA BARKER TEDERICK is curator in the Office of the Curator at the White House, where she has worked since 1979. She has lectured and published articles on the White House collection and she serves on the White House History Quarterly Editorial Advisory. (WHH #8, 11, 16, 20, 24, 28, 33)

DOROTHY TWOHIG is former editor-in-chief of The Papers of George Washington. She is co-editor of the six-volume Diaries of George Washington and editor of George Washington’s Diaries: An Abridgment. She also served as associate professor at the University of Virginia. (WHH #6)

ERWIN R. TIONGSON is a professor at Georgetown University. TERESA CARANDANG is a freelance writer. Tiongson and Carandang are the co-founders of the Philippines on the Potomac Project, which documents landmarks of Philippine history and culture in Washington, DC. (WHH #53)

TOM UNDERWOOD is the former executive director of the American Horticultural Society. (WHH #38)

MARK K. UPDEGROVE is the director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

CAROLINE VAN DEUSEN is an independent researcher and project archivist. She served as 2009 Ohio liaison to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. (WHH #33)

AMY VERONE is the chief of cultural resources at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, New York. (WHH #23)

PETER WADDELL is known for his paintings of Washington, D.C., history and architecture. He is artist in residence at Tudor Place in Georgetown. (WHH #53)

The late JOHN CARL WARNECKE was an architect and planner whose work included the restoration of Lafayette Square opposite the White House. (WWH #13)

WALTER WASHINGTON is a practicing attorney in Charles Town, West Virginia. He owns and maintains Harewood, the historic home built in 1770 by his ancestor Samuel Washington, the brother of George Washington. (WHH #54)

KARL WEISSENBACH is the director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. (WHH #40)

ELYSE WERLING is editorial and production manager at the White House Historical Association. (WHH #51, 54)

BRUCE M. WHITE photographs works of art and historic architecture for the books and exhibitions of leading cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad. He was principal photographer for The White House: Its Historic Furnishings and First Families. (WHH #9, 22, 27)

GWENDOLYN K. WHITE is currently a fellow at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and was formerly a research assistant at the White House Historical Association. (WHH #19)

JOHN H. WHITE JR. was employed by the National Museum of American History from 1958 to 1990. He has published thirteen books including The American Railroad Passenger Car. Since 1996 he has been a professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he teaches the history of travel and technology. (WHH #24, 28, 47)

AMY WILLIAMS is the deputy director of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum. (WHH #40)

GAYE WILSON has been a historian for the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, part of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, since 1993. She has written and lectured on a variety of Jeffersonian topics, but she especially enjoys exploring the Jefferson image as presented through his life portraits. (WHH #32)

MICHAEL R. WINSTON is president of the Alfred Harcourt Foundation and former director of the Moorland–Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. Born in New York, he received both MA and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-author of The Negro in the United States, 1945–1970 and co-editor of the Dictionary of American Negro Biography. (WHH #1)

TONY P. WRENN, Hon. AIA, retired in 1998 as archivist for the American Institute of Architects, which elected him an Honorary Member in 1990. An archivist and architectural historian, he wrote new introductions for books from the AIA collection republished by the AIA Press and has written numerous works on architecture for other presses and magazines. (WHH #11)

Contributing Photographers: Gavin Ashworth, Barbara Pierce Bush, Lisa Helfert, Maggie Knaus, the late Robert Lautman, Sandy Sorlein, Peter Vitale, Bruce White.

About the Founding Editor: WILLIAM SEALE (1939-2019) was the founding editor of White House History Quarterly. An architectural historian, he was the author of The President’s House: A History, and The White House: The History of an American Idea, as well as many other books on American architectural and cultural history. (WHH #2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 16, 22, 25, 29, 33, 34, 38, 39, 43, 47, 53, 55)