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DACOR: An Organization of Foreign Service Professionals | Co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society

Please note this is a hybrid event – you have the option to attend in person or virtually. Registration is required for all attendees. For in-person attendees, the event will run from 6:15 – 8:30 pm and will include hors d’oeuvres. The live stream will begin at 7 pm (virtual attendees will be sent a link for the event via email). This event is co-sponsored by DACOR Bacon House Foundation & Supreme Court Historical Society.

Melville Fuller was chief justice during a turbulent and dynamic era in the history of the United States. Not stinting on his flaws or some of the controversial decisions of his Court, the new biography of Fuller, Calm Command, the first in 70 years, takes note of his internationalist work and the compelling insular cases in which his dissents are unexpected. Author Douglas Rooks also emphasizes Fuller’s unstinting efforts to unite the Court and streamline its decision-making and caseload. Join us for an evening program and reception with Douglas Rooks in conversation with DACOR Bacon House Foundation Trustee and lawyer Harry Baumgarten.

Douglas Rooks, a lifelong journalist, has been an editor at three Maine and New Hampshire daily and weekly newspapers, and an opinion columnist for more than 40 years. His three previous books are Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible; Rise, Decline and Renewal: The Democratic Party in Maine; and First Franco: Albert Beliveau in Law, Politics, and Love.

$35 per person in attendance (hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, and soft beverages will be served from 6:15 – 7 pm; coffee service will be offered after the presentation).

DACOR Bacon House

1801 F Street, NW

Washington DC

RSVP through DACOR’s online calendar of events or contact, or call 202 682-0500 x 20

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Douglas Rooks, author of Calm Command: U.S. Chief Justice Melville Fuller in His Times, 1888-1910