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White House Historical Association

The White House Historical Association is deeply saddened by the recent loss of our esteemed Senior Historian Joel Treese. His contributions to research projects and vast knowledge will be greatly missed.

Joel’s years of work at the Association included contributing to research projects and historical content ranging from the East and West Wings to the Presidents and First Ladies, and working as a member of the Digital Library and Collection team. Before joining the Association in 2012, he worked for seventeen years with CQ Press as a project supervisor, biographies editor, and Congressional Staff Directory editor. He previously worked as a research assistant with the Office of the Historian, U.S. House of Representatives. Joel received his B.S. in political science and had an M.A. in History from American University.

Along with his many internal projects for the Association, Joel also contributed to National Geographic book Inside the White House: Stories from the World’s Most Famous Residence (2013).

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