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Matthew Costello is Vice President of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History and Senior Historian for the White House Historical Association. He received his Ph.D. and master’s in American history at Marquette University, and bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published articles in The Journal of History and Cultures, Essays in History, and White House History Quarterly. His first book, The Property of the Nation: George Washington’s Tomb, Mount Vernon, and the Memory of the First President, was published by University Press of Kansas and was a finalist for the 2020 George Washington Book Prize. He is currently working on a second book that explores how Theodore and Edith Roosevelt, as well as their children, shaped the presidency and White House. Matthew also teaches a course on White House history at American University.