Michael Beschloss

Michael Beschloss
Distinguished Historian
Board Member 2000 – Present

Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian, bestselling author, and Emmy winner. He is the NBC News Presidential Historian, a contributor to the PBS NewsHour, and has been honored with six honorary degrees.

He has the largest Twitter following of any American historian, with more than 734,000 followers at last count. His Twitter account, “@BeschlossDC,” appears on Time Magazine’s list of the world’s top Twitter feeds. He is an alumnus of Andover and Williams College and the Harvard Business School, where he studied leadership in both the private and public sectors. He has served as a historian at the Smithsonian, a resident scholar at Oxford University, and a senior fellow of the Annenberg Foundation. His newest book, Presidents of War, tells the epic story of the American Presidents who have waged our major wars. 

In addition to the National Archives Foundation, he is a trustee of the White House Historical Association and a former trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation.