FDR Presidential Library names new trustee

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Photo provided by FDR Presidential Library.

HYDE PARK – The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has announced a new Library Trustee, Dr. Adam Weisler. The Trustees are charged with ensuring FDR’s legacy is preserved and accessible to the public for generations to come.

Roosevelt Library Director Paul Sparrow said, “President Roosevelt created the Trustees to ensure that this first Presidential Library would have both financial and popular support. We are proud and honored to welcome Dr. Weisler to the Trustees and look forward to working with him for many years.”

Dr. Weisler. Photo provided by FDR Presidential Library.

Dr. Weisler has taught in the social studies department at Scarsdale High School in Westchester since 1998. He specializes in U.S. Government and U.S. History. He has taught Advanced Placement courses in United States History, U.S. Government and Politics, and Macroeconomics, as well as courses in United States History and Global History, and an elective course on Post-WWII United States History and Culture. Weisler received a B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University, and an M.A, M.Phil, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He earned his Ed.M. in Social Studies from Teachers College, Columbia University.

He is a member of the American Political Science Association, the Organization of American Historians, and American Historical Association. Weisler interned for the Clinton Presidential Campaign and the Democratic National Convention in 1992. He had previously interned with Sen. John Rockefeller IV (United States Senate) and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, a former Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives.

Dr. Weisler is looking forward to joining the Library Trustees. He said, “As someone who has worked first-hand in presidential libraries as a Ph.D. candidate and visited Hyde Park for well over a decade with my students as an educator, I have come to know both the multifaceted importance of presidential libraries in our society generally and the remarkably special place that the FDR Library is in particular. I am humbled to be a trustee and anxious to be of service to an institution I care so much about.”