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A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington: Senator George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate
Tue, September 26 @ 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
Join author Will McLean Greeley to hear about his new biography of Senator George P. McLean, titled A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington: Senator George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate. This is the story of how Connecticut’s George P. McLean helped establish lasting legal protections for birds, overseeing the passage of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a landmark environmental protection legislation that is still in effect today. Greeley, McLean’s great-great nephew, puts McLean’s victory for birds in the context of his distinguished forty-five-year career marked by many acts of reform during a time of widespread corruption and political instability.
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