March 24, 2000

Author and Journalist Godfrey Hodgson to Give Lecture on Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan on April 5--Public Invited to Attend

MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Godfrey Hodgson, the director of the Reuters Foundation Programme for journalists at Oxford University, will give a lecture titled "The Gentleman from New York: Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan" on Wednesday, April 5 at 8 p.m. at Middlebury College. For his discussion, Hodgson will draw on his biography of Moynihan by the same title that will be published by Houghton Mifflin in August 2000. The event, the 25th annual Charles S. Grant Memorial Lecture, will take place in Room 216 of Bicentennial Hall on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125). The lecture is free and open to the public.

A print and television journalist, Hodgson worked in Washington, D.C., for many years. He is the author of a number of books about American politics, notably "America in Our Time" (1976), "All Things to All Me: The False Promise of the Modern American Presidency" (1980), "The Colonel: The Life and Wars of Henry Stimson" (1990), and "The World Turned Right Side Up: A History of the Conservative Ascendancy in America" (1996). Born in 1934, Hodgson was educated at Oxford University―where he is currently a fellow at Green College―and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Grant Memorial Lecture was established in honor of the late Charles S. Grant, a member of the Middlebury College history department for several years prior to his untimely death in 1961. Previous speakers who have delivered the Grant Memorial Lecture, which maintains a focus on American history, range from David McCullough, author of the prize-winning biography "Truman," to Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., who served from 1961-1963 as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy.

For more information, contact Travis Jacobs in the history department of Middlebury College at 802-443-5315.

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