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Courtesy of Mark K. Updegrove

Mark K. Updegrove is the president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation. From 2009 to 2017, he was the director of the LBJ Presidential Library where, he hosted the Civil Rights Summit in 2014, which included Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, and oversaw a major renovation of the Library’s core museum exhibits. Earlier in his career, he served as the publisher of Newsweek and president of Time magazine's Canadian edition.

Updegrove is the author of four books on the presidency including The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency. As Presidential Historian for ABC News, he appears regularly on Good Morning America, and This Week, and has written for The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, The Daily Beast, Time, Parade, and National Geographic. He has conducted exclusive interviews with five U.S. presidents. 

Updegrove lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amy Banner Updegrove. They have a blended family of four children. 

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