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Jefferson's Godfather: The Man Behind the Man

The course will explore George Wythe’s mind behind the achievements that Jefferson wanted engraved on his tombstone: author of the Declaration of Independence, author of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and father of the University of Virginia, as well as Wythe’s legacy as signer of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution champion, and groundbreaking judge. The most influential teacher in American history, Wythe turned his law school at the College of William and Mary into the country’s first leadership training program for future statesmen. At his death in 1806, his former students were virtually running the nation.

Instructor Bio:

Following a career in corporate communications, Suzanne Munson Jernigan served as Executive Director of Historic Garden Week in Virginia until retiring to write and travel. Her biography of George Wythe, Jefferson’s Godfather: The Man Behind the Man, was recently published and well received. She holds a master’s degree in education.

Recommended Reading:

Any Jefferson biographies

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A205 Suzanne Munson Jernigan Sept 11, 18, 25 Tu 1:00-2:30 p.m. Homewood Suites WL

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