Jon Meacham

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and contributing editor at Time magazine, Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. Known as a skilled raconteur and an accomplished historian with an in-depth knowledge about politics, religion and current affairs, he understands and analyzes how issues and events impact modern life.

He is the author of The New York Times best-sellers, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, and American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. His novel, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography.

Executive Vice President and Executive Editor at the Random House Publishing Group, Meacham edited the Politico Inside Election 2012 e-book series and is also at work on a biography of President George H.W. Bush.

Named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Meacham is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Society of American Historians. He is a regular guest on Morning Joe and has appeared on Meet the Press, The Colbert Report and PBS’s weekly Need to Know program.

Meacham currently serves as a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University.

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