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


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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