Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Robert F. Jones Robert F. Jones
Professor Emeritus of History
Office Location: Dealy Hall 653
Phone: (718) 817-3925
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Author of George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader (2002) as well as The Formation of the Constitution (New York, 1971) and `The King of the Alley':WilliamDuer: Politician,Entrepreneur, and Speculator, 1768-1798 (1993), and editor of Astorian Adventure: The Journal of Alfred Seton, 1811-1815 (1993) and Annals of Astoria: The Logbook of the Pacific Fur Company on the Columbia, 1811-1813 (1997). He has also published articles on the political history of the early republic and Washington's relationships with his military and governmental associates. On several occasions Dr. Jones has taught NEH Summer Seminars for schoolteachers on "Thomas Jefferson: The Intellectual on Mission," which included visits to Charlottesville and Monticello. At Fordham, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses on the early national period of U.S. history, the history of American political parties, and the history of the American presidency. He is George Washington Distinguished Professor by appointment of the New York State Society of the Cincinnati.  In 1987, he inaugurated the Alexander C. Flick Lectureship at the annual Conference on New York State History

Since retirement (May 2004), Dr. Jones has spent his time traveling, including a recent trip retracing the route of the 1804-06 Lewis and Clark Expedition, reading the books he did not have time for while teaching, and babysitting grand children.

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