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Lessons in Leadership with Sean Thomas of George Washington's Mount Vernon
Thursday, April 4, 7:00 PM

Come see Sean Thomas, Director of Leadership Programs at Mount Vernon talk about George Washington and leadership. Described by historians as "America's Greatest Leader," George Washington's leadership was instrumental to the founding of our country and the establishment of our republican government. Discover and learn the qualities that made George Washington an effective leader and why the legacy he left is still relevant today.

Following the talk, see George Washington’s personal copy of the Acts of Congress, on display at the Library through April 5.  In 1789 the first session of Congress authorized the printing of 600 copies of a volume containing the Constitution, a proposed Bill of Rights and the legislation passed by the first session of Congress.  Washington annotated the copy on display to note his duties and responsibilities as President.


For information on the Acts of Congress exhibit, see

Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas is the Director of Leadership Programs for the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at George Washington' Mount Vernon Estates, Gardens, and Museum. Previous to Mount Vernon, Sean was a full time Ph.D. candidate at Old Dominion University in Higher Education Administration with a cognate in Research and working for the campus’s Center for Educational Partnerships. Sean has also served as the Associate Regional Manager of the Korea region for University of Maryland University College’s Asian division where he assisted in the supervision of the region’s 19 education centers and 200 faculty and staff. His 14-year higher education career spanned several areas including on leadership development, student programming, advising, retention issues, and assessment. He also taught management and statistics courses as adjunct for several universities.This lecture is co-sponsored by the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and the Richard Nixon Foundation.


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