Gordon Lloyd to Give Constitution Day Lecture

December 24, 2020

Dr. Gordon Lloyd, Ashbrook Senior Fellow, will speak on the topic of “Madison’s Republic” at the Ashbrook Center’s 17th Annual Robert E. Henderson Constitution Day Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Ashbrook Center.

Ashbrook Senior Fellow Gordon Lloyd
Ashbrook Senior Fellow Gordon Lloyd 

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, which is located in the library on Ashland University’s campus. For more information, contact Jennifer Nixon at 419-207-6094 or jnixon@ashbrook.org.

On Sept. 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created. They sent it on to the people in the several states for ratification. Sept. 17 has been called, ever since, Constitution Day. The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University celebrates Constitution Day by holding a public lecture commemorating the great charter of our liberties.

Lloyd earned his B.A. in economics and political science at McGill University. He completed all the coursework toward a doctorate in economics at the University of Chicago before receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in government at Claremont Graduate School. Lloyd was editor of the book, “Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 by James Madison.”

He is the coauthor of three books on the American founding and sole author of a book on the political economy of the New Deal, and also has numerous articles, reviews, and opinion-editorials to his credit. His latest coauthored books are “The Two Narratives of Political Economy” (2010) and “The New Deal and Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry” (2013). He is the creator, with the help of the Ashbrook Center, of four highly regarded online exhibits on the origin of the Constitution. He has received many teaching, scholarly and leadership awards including admission to Phi Beta Kappa and the Howard White Award for Teaching Excellence at Pepperdine University. He currently serves on the National Advisory Council for the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning Center through the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation.

The Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Through undergraduate, graduate and civic programs, Ashbrook aspires to be the leading national educator in the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States.