Book Talk: “The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution”

Lindsay Chervinsky, author

Author Lindsay Chervinsky shares the story of George Washington’s creation of the Presidential Cabinet. Despite the Constitution and Founding Fathers' opposition to the institution, Washington implemented a cabinet that remains the model for others today. Chervinsky explores the evolution of its creation and the implications of its establishment. 

About Lindsay Chervinsky

Lindsay Chervinsky is a White House historian for the White House Historical Association. She joined the association in February 2019 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Chervinsky specializes in early American history, particularly on the presidency and government.

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