Academy of Lifelong Learning

THEY ALSO RAN: 19TH CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL LOSERS

THEY ALSO RAN: 19TH CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL LOSERS

Social Science

 

Dr. Conway Gregory

 

Wednesdays, September 6 – October 11 (six weeks)

4:15 – 5:30 pm 

Lecture/Discussion 

 

Forty-five Americans have served as Chief Magistrate of the United States, and each one is a part of the tapestry of American history. But what about the Presidential losers? They are soon forgotten and only remembered in small print on Presidential Election Charts. This course will study the failed 19th century presidential campaigns of DeWitt Clinton, Henry Clay, John C. Fremont, Steven A. Douglas, John C. Breckenridge, George B. McClellan, Samuel B. Tilden, James G. Blaine and William Jennings Bryan, and discuss how America might have changed had they been elected President. 

 

DR. CONWAY GREGORY has taught history and political science courses at Dalton State College and Chesapeake College and was Town Manager of a Delaware municipality before retiring in 2016. He was featured in WC-ALL’s “Revolutionary Ancestors” course in Fall 2016. In Spring 2017, he taught “The Fifth Wheel of Government: A Study of the Vice-Presidency.”