The 14th Annual Virginia Political History Project:
Virginia's Influence on Presidential Politics
Since 1998, the University of Virginia Center for Politics has hosted the annual Virginia Political History Project. This year's conference examined Virginia's influence on U.S. presidential elections past and present.
The conference opened with special presentations from each of Virginia's eight U.S. presidents. From Washington to Wilson, character interpreters provided perspectives and commentary on their respective political campaigns and tenure in the nation's highest office.
Virginia's eight U.S. presidents: Part One
Virginia's eight U.S. presidents: Part Two
Virginia's eight U.S. presidents: Part Three
Professor Larry J. Sabato moderated the first panel discussion about the 2012 presidential election.
Panel Discussion I: The 2012 Presidential Election
- Christina Bellantoni, PBS NewsHour
- The Honorable Tom Davis, former Congressman
- Jill Lawrence, National Journal
- Jonathan Martin, Politico
- Juan Williams, Fox News
CBS News' Wyatt Andrews concluded the conference with Virginians who had served in various administrations.
Panel Discussion II: Virginians in the White House
- The Honorable Aneesh Chopra, former Chief Technology Officer, Obama Administration
- The Honorable Eugene Hickok, former Deputy Secretary of Education, Bush Administration
- The Honorable John Marsh, Jr., former Counselor the President, Ford Administration
- The Honorable Thurgood Marshall, Jr., former Assistant to the President/Secretary to the Cabinet, Clinton Administration
- Louise Ware, former Executive Assistant to the Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Clinton Administration
If you have any questions, please email Ken Stroupe at firstname.lastname@example.org.