Friday, May 22, 2009

Another author to write one of the first biographies of Washington was Aaron Bancroft who authored the "Life of George Washington" in 1807

Aaron Bancroft was an American clergyman who was a minuteman who fought at the battles of Lexington & Concord and at Bunker Hill. His son, George Bancroft, became a noted American historian, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, and ambassador to Great Britain. Like John Marshall, Aaron Bancroft wrote his biography to perpetuate the values and ideals of George Washington. He wrote his biography of George Washington after first writing an eulogy of George Washington upon Washington's death.

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