Hans L. Trefousse, Historian and Author, Dies at 88

Sometimes the least prepossessing American presidents are the most enduringly interesting. That is certainly the case for Andrew Johnson. His impeachment trial of 1868 was in the news again in the late 1990s, during the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton.

It is also the case for Rutherford B. Hayes, who won the disputed election of 1876 despite having lost the popular vote, an event that resonated throughout the 2000 presidential contest.

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  1. Steve Basic says:

    Sorry to read the news of Professor Trefousse’s passing. He was a member of the Civil War Roundtable of NY and attended meetings up to his death. In my few discussions with him, he always took the time to answer any questions I had, and my most memorable discussion was while I was reading his book on Thaddeus Stevens. He will be missed.

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