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American Forum - American Emperor: Aaron Burr’s Challenge to Jefferson’s America

David O. Stewart
January 23, 2012
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EST)

David O. Stewart
David O. Stewart

DAVID O. STEWART has practiced law in Washington, D.C., for more than a quarter of a century, defending accused criminals and challenging government actions as unconstitutional. He has argued appeals all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and was law clerk to Justice Lewis Powell of that Court. Having defended an impeachment trial before the United States Senate, Stewart is currently writing a book on the Andrew Johnson impeachment trial of 1868.  In “American Emperor,” David Stewart describes Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring and perhaps deluded figure who shook the nation’s foundations in its earliest, most vulnerable decades.  A book signing will follow his Forum.

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