Friday, May 28, 2010

June 26: Annual Meeting of Jamestowne Society's First California Company

The Jamestowne Society's First California Company will be holding its annual meeting and elections on June 26, 2010 at the Crossings in Carlsbad (North San Diego County). For more details, reservation information and directions go to:

Dr. Richard Lederer will present Fascinating Facts About Our Presidents, based on his newly updated book, Presidential Trivia: The Feats, Fates, Families, Foibles, and Firsts of Our American Presidents.

Dr. Lederer is an author, speaker, and teacher best known for his books on word play and the English language and his use of oxymorons. His column, Looking at Language, is syndicated in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States.

In 1998, he was a founding co-host of the weekly radio show, A Way with Words, broadcast by KPBS, San Diego Public Radio, and heard worldwide. He retired from the program in October 2006.

He received a Master of Arts in Teaching at Harvard University and taught English and media at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire for 27 years He earned a Ph.D in Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire.

He has written more than 30 books, and is the father of Howard Lederer and Annie Duke, both world-renowned poker players, and Katy Lederer, an author and poet. He lives with his wife, Simone van Egeren, in San Diego, California.

As adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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