Richard D. Brown

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The author, Dr. Richard D. Brown, is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Earlier versions of this essay were delivered at the Connecticut Historical Society and at a conference on Massachusetts history at Westfield State College.

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February/March 1984

The early years of our republic produced dozens of great leaders. A historian explains how men like Adams and Jefferson were selected for public office, and tells why the machinery that raised them became obsolete.