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Clay S. Jenkinson

Editor-at-Large

Clay Jenkinson is the Editor-at-Large of Governing. A noted humanities scholar and historian Clay received a BA from the University of Minnesota, and an MA from Oxford where he has a Rhodes and Danforth Scholar. He is the author of twelve books, most recently Repairing Jefferson's America: A Guide to Civility and Enlightened Leadership. He has appeared in several of Ken Burns’ documentary films and is the creator of the podcast and nationally syndicated public radio program, "The Thomas Jefferson Hour," heard on many NPR stations.


Clay portrays such historical figures as Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. He lives and works on the plains of North Dakota. He is the founder of the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University in western North Dakota, dedicated to the digitization of all of Theodore Roosevelt’s Papers.

He can be reached at cjenkinson@governing.com or on Twitter at @ClayJenkinson.

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