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Stewart McLaurin serves as president of the White House Historical Association. The Association was founded in 1961 by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy to share and preserve the rich history of the White House. In his ten years as president, Stewart has expanded the Association’s cultural and educational programming through award-winning books, popular video series, and virtual and in-person events to ensure White House history is preserved for future generations.

Stewart is the host of The White House 1600 Sessions, the Association’s official audio and video podcast devoted to exploring the history and untold stories of America’s most iconic residence and highest office. He is a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors and writes a monthly column about the history of the White House and our nation’s presidents and first ladies.

Stewart is the author of three books including the 2021 anthology James Hoban: Designer and Builder of the White House, which presents the life and work of the little known Irish-American architect handpicked by George Washington to design the President’s House, and which he recently adapted into a children's book, The White House: Designed by James Hoban, Built by Many Hands.

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy said of Stewart, “I’m sorry my mother didn’t get a chance to work with you since you seem to run at her speed.”

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The White House Historical Association is a private non-profit educational organization with a mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Executive Mansion. Learn about how First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy helped found the Association in 1961 to help the White House collect and exhibit the very best artifacts of American history and culture. Featuring Stewart D. McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association.

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