Barrett Joins FDR Library Board of Trustees

Professor John Q. Barrett has accepted an appointment to serve as a Trustee of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, located in Hyde Park, New York.  The Board of Trustees provides support to the Library Director and assists fundraising efforts that support programs and exhibitions.

Professor Barrett has been deeply involved with the Roosevelt Library for twenty years, including as a researcher and as a regular speaker in its programs.  (A recent program, as broadcast on C-SPAN, is available here.)

Sept. 17, 2016:  FDR Library Director Paul Sparrow interviewing Professor Barrett

In his work as biographer of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson, Professor Barrett discovered and edited Jackson’s previously unknown manuscript, now an acclaimed book, That Man: An Insider’s Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Oxford University Press, 2003; paperback 2004).  That Man, an eloquent memoir of FDR—from Jackson first meeting him in 1911 through their close working relationship and friendship during the New Deal years and World War II—is both FDR biography and Jackson autobiography.

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