Peter R. Henriques
Peter R. Henriques
Peter R. Henriques received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in 1971 and is Professor of History, Emeritus, from George Mason University. He taught American and Virginia history with an emphasis on the Virginia Founding Fathers, especially George Washington.
His book, Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington, was recommended by Professor Joe Ellis as one of the five best books to understand our first President. His new book, “First and Always: A New Portrait of George Washington” will be published in September of 2020.
He presented the Distinguished Lecture Series at Colonial Williamsburg, 2011-12, and has since given approximately 30 different talks there. He was the 2012 winner of the George Washington Memorial Award given by the George Washington Masonic Memorial Association for his contributions to the study of George Washington.
The father of four sons and twelve grandchildren, he lives with Marlene, his wife of fifty nine years in Gainesville, Virginia
Peter R. Henriques, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Emeritus, George Mason University
Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1971
B.D. Princeton Seminary, 1963
B.A. Trinity College, 1959
Awards and Honors:
Recipient of the George Washington Memorial Award given by the George Washington Masonic Memorial Association.
Presenter of the Distinguished Lecture Series at Colonial Williamsburg.,
Scholar in Residence, “Weekend with George Washington”, Mount Vernon.
Member, Editorial Board of the George Washington Papers, University of Virginia.
Member, Committee of George Washington Scholars, Mount Vernon.
First Honorary Lifetime Member of the Gadsby Tavern Historical Society.
First and Always: A New Portrait of George Washington, University of Virginia Press, Forthcoming, September, 2020
Realistic Visionary: A Portrait of George Washington, University of Virginia Press, 2006, Second Printing Paperback, 2018
George Washington, Great Leaders Series, National Park Service, 2002
He Died as He Lived: The Death of George Washington, Mount Vernon Ladies Association, 2000.
Most Recent Articles:
George: Jury and Executioner, American History Magazine (February 2020).
Don’t Print the Legend, American History Magazine (December 2018).
Hamilton’s Death Wish, American History Magazine (April 2018).
America’s Atlas, American History Magazine (December 2016).