Richard Norton Smith

c. January 1, 2009 - Present Presidential Historian Videos: 56 c. March 1, 1996 - Present Director, Ford (Gerald R.) Presidential Library and Museum Videos: 44 c. January 1, 2011 - Present Assistant Professor, History and Art History Department, George Mason University Videos: 3 c. March 20, 2006 - Present Scholar in Residence, History and Public Policy, George Mason University Videos: 55 c. January 1, 2007 - Present Presidential Historian, ABC News Videos: 25

Previously

Hoover (Herbert) Presidential Library and Museum
Director
c. February 22, 1993 - c. December 28, 1993 Videos: 4 Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas
Director
c. December 1, 2001 - c. December 1, 2003 Videos: 26 Lincoln (Abraham) Presidential Library and Museum
Executive Director
c. October 3, 2003 - c. March 20, 2006 Videos: 15 Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
Executive Director
c. December 28, 1993 - c. April 12, 1996 Videos: 12 Ford (Gerald R.) Presidential Foundation
Executive Director
c. September 1, 2000 - c. December 1, 2001 Videos: 2 Eisenhower (Dwight) Presidential Library and Museum
Director
c. August 20, 1990 - c. February 22, 1993 Videos: 3 Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies
Director
c. September 1, 2000 - c. December 1, 2001 Videos: 0

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    Measuring Presidential Failure

    Richard Norton Smith talked about traditional rankings of former commanders in chief and the challenges of measuring…

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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls remembering former first lady Nancy Reagan, who died on…

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    Campaign 2016 Historical Comparisons

    Richard Norton Smith talked about historical parallels between past presidential elections and the 2016 contest.

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    First Ladies as Political Partners

    Richard Norton Smith spoke about the role of U.S. first ladies as political partners to their husbands. He was…

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