24Sp- F Gouverneur Morris: The Most Interesting Founding Father

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  • Wk 1
     April 11, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk2
     April 18, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk3
     April 25, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk4
     May 2, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Wk5
     May 9, 2024
     10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Thursdays, 10 AM – Noon | April 11 – May 9

      Location: Hopkinton Town Library, Contoocook

      Instructor: Dick Hesse   Facilitator: Don Melander

A 23-year-old aristocrat, Gouverneur Morris was called upon to frame the New York Constitution separating it from England. He served as liaison to General Washington in defending New York against the British Army. He proved to be the best writer and thinker in the Continental Congress and developed a plan to save the Army from disintegration. There’s more! Morris worked on a plan to finance the Revolution, became the most outspoken member of the Constitutional Convention, and wrote the final draft of the Constitution. He would live another active 25 years including experiencing the French Revolution. Oh, and by the way, he was a notorious ladies’ man.

Dick Hesse is a retired lawyer and law professor who holds a master’s degree in American History. He has presented history courses for the NH Humanities Council, LINEC, OLLI and AIL over the past 40 years.


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