Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

Jared Cohen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jigsaw

Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America

What happens when the Oval Office is unexpectedly empty? In our country’s history, eight men have assumed the office of President of the United States without being elected to it when the incumbent died. The presidencies of John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, Chester Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Harry Truman, and Lyndon B. Johnson—and their individual impacts on global affairs—were “accidental.” How did the character of these men affect the nation and the world? How do their stories reflect the power and limits of the American presidency during critical times?

Jared Cohen’s new book, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America, will be available for sale and signing from the Book Cellar following the program.

Suggested Content:
'Transfers of Power': Jared Cohen on Accidental Presidents and Trump, Martin Pengelly, Guardian, 4/7/2019

Post-event Reception:
Program attendees are also invited to attend a post-event reception hosted by Ralph Lauren, along with co-hosts Mellody Hobson, Anne Dias, Decker Walker and Ivo Daalder to celebrate the publication of Jared Cohen’s new book, Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America at the Chicago Flagship (750 North Michigan Avenue). The event will take place immediately following the program on Monday, May 20 from 6pm to 8pm. Kindly respond to RSVPChicago@RalphLauren.com.

Speaker Bio

Schedule

3:45 p.m.
Registration

4:00 p.m.
Presentation and Q&A

5:00 p.m.
Adjournment and Book Signing