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Lindsay Chervinsky

Lindsay M. Chervinsky, Ph.D. is White House Historian and an expert on the cabinet, the presidency, and political institutions. She received her BA in history and political science from the George Washington University and her masters and PhD from the University of California, Davis. Her first book The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution came out in Spring 2020, from Harvard University Press. She is on Twitter @lmchervinsky.


No president ever leads alone. Moments of crisis tend to emphasize the people surrounding the president and offering support or guidance. The young nation was lucky to have the only candidate on earth who could do the job. Cabinet officials should be the president's most important advisors. Ideally…