Jack Warren

Jack D. Warren, Jr., is an historian and author. His most recent book, Freedom: The Enduring Importance of the American Revolution (Lyons Press 2023), is a narrative history of the American Revolution focusing on the constructive achievements of the revolutionary generation, which reflect the aspirations of many thousands of ordinary Americans. He has served as an editor of The Papers of George Washington at the University of Virginia and as executive director of The Society of the Cincinnati, the nation’s oldest private patriotic organization, founded by George Washington and the officers of his army. He was the founding director of the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati. He is also the author of The Presidency of George Washington and America’s First Veterans, which focuses on the veterans of the Revolutionary War. He is currently the chief executive of The Foundation of American Ideals, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and promoting effective education on the ideals of the American Revolution.

He was the featured speaker on Washington in a series of history dialogues for members of Congress and published in David Rubenstein’s The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians. He has also appeared on the PBS NewsHour, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, American Presidents, and NPR’s All Things Considered. A native of Washington, DC, he lives in Alexandria, Virginia.