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B.S., Georgetown University, 1985
M.A., University of Chicago, 1988

SCHOLARSHIP: Articles (DHFFC books listed under FFCP publications)

"The Role of the Congressional Wife at home: The Case of Sarah Thatcher": and "Meeting the Public’s Expectations: Petitioning Congress," Don Kennon (ed.), Congress at Philadelphia. 1791—1800 (Athens. Ohio, forthcoming)
"The Origins of D.C. Governance and the Organic Act of 1801", Washington History II, no. I (Spring/Summer 2000)
"To Form the Character of the American People: Public Support for the Arts. Sciences, and Morality in the First Federal Congress," Don Kennon (ed.), Inventing Congress: Origins and Establishment of the First Federal Congress (Athens, Ohio. 1999
"'For the gratification of a volunteering society': Antislavery and Pressure Group Politics in the First Federal Congress," Journal of the Earlv Republic 15. no. 2 (Summer 1995). Winner of the James Madison Prize of the Society for History in the Federal Government, for best published article of 1996
"All the President's Men: George Washington's Federal City Commissioners," Washington History 3, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 1991)


Member: Association for Documentary Editing, Society for History in the Federal Government
Lecturer: U.S. Capitol Historical Society, Historical Society of Washington. Mount Vernon Ladies Association, Independence N.H.P., Quaker Historians and Archivists Conference, Society of Colonial Dames, Smithsonian Institution, Sons of the American Revolution





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