Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

NMAH Board Member; Presidential Historian

Jon Meacham is a renowned presidential historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at TIME, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Meacham’s books include: Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, a #1 New York Times bestseller; American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for biography; 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. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Society of American Historians, Meacham is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University and at The University of the South. Meacham is also a regular guest on “Morning Joe,” “Charlie Rose,” and other broadcasts. As an executive editor at Random House, he published the letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and books by, among others, Al Gore, John Danforth, Clara Bingham, Mary Soames, and Charles Peters. After serving as Managing Editor of Newsweek for eight years, Meacham was the Editor of the magazine for four years. He is a trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the Andrew Jackson Foundation, The McCallie School, and The Harpeth Hall School. Meacham also chairs the National Advisory Council of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University. He has served on the vestries of St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue and of Trinity Church Wall Street as well as the Board of Regents of The University of the South. Meacham graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, with a degree summa cum laude in English Literature. Mr. Meacham resides with his wife and children in Nashville, TN.