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The Society of the Cincinnati has awarded Thomas A. Chambers, PhD, the 2023 Tyree-Lamb Fellowship.

Chambers will spend one week in residence at the society’s American Revolution Institute Library in Washington, D.C. conducting primary source research. His current book project examines George Washington’s struggles to succeed in New York City and New York State, where the Father of His Country suffered some of his worst social and military defeats, as well as some of his greatest triumphs.

New York’s unique cultural, political, racial and economic context forced Washington to adapt his Virginia planter ways to the bustling, diverse and equalitarian future of the new republic. The Society of the Cincinnati, a fraternal organization of former Continental Army officers, played a crucial role in Washington’s success as the first president of the United States. New York City served as the nation’s capital from 1789-1790.

Click here for more information on The Society of the Cincinnati and its research program.

Chambers is dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and holds an appointment as a professor of history.

Submitted by: Tom Chambers, dean, College of Arts & Sciences