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Gerard N. Magliocca

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I am the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. "Washington's Heir" is my fifth book about American constitutional history.

226. Cross-examining Washington's Heir with Prof. Gerard Magliocca

Oct. 31, 2022

When George Washington wrote his final will in the months before he died in December 1799, he named Bushrod Washington as heir to his papers and to Mount Vernon. He took possession of his uncle’s Virginia plantation when Mar…