Hiram College

Past Presidential Subjects

2015-2016: The Year of Theodore Roosevelt



The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, (1858-1919) is most known for his role in establishing anti-trust laws, his natural
heritage conservation endeavors, his involvement in the construction of the Panama Canal and his conflict resolution efforts during the Russo-Japanese war, for which he won a Nobel Peace Prize.

Throughout the 2015-2016 academic year, Garfield Presidency Scholars will take part in the offerings below, which relate to Roosevelt’s presidency.

  • A trip to New York and Washington, D.C in October
  • Student-taught sessions about Roosevelt’s life and career
  • A trip to the Dakotas in April
  • A public lecture by Candice Millard, author of “The River of Darkness: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey.”

2014-2015: The Year of Abraham Lincoln

alincolnThe 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln (1809-1965) is most known for leading the country through the Civil War and abolishing slavery. Lincoln served as the presidential subject for the inaugural year of the Center. Highlights from the Year of Lincoln are listed below.

  • An online forum on three books about Lincoln and the American Presidency
  • Student-taught sessions about Lincoln’s life and career
  • A trip to Lincoln’s hometown of Springfield, Ill.
  • A trip to Gettysburg, Pa. and Washington, D.C.