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Finding the Forgotten Founding Father

Burke Connection
By Victoria Ross
March 31 – April 6 2011

Say the name George Mason and most people think of the university that bears his name. Google “George Mason,” and biographical information about Virginia’s notable statesman does not appear until the fifth entry.

The historic snub is something Tom Moncure, senior counsel for George Mason University, would like to remedy.

“It’s the worst bit of history. Credit should be given to George Mason as much as James Madison as the father of the Constitution,” Moncure said, during a lecture at the Silas Burke House on Sunday, March 17 (read more).

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