Clark Beim-Esche’s Calling on the Presidents

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Calling on Presidents, Clark Beim-Esche
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Formerly the chief economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Donald L. Koch currently oversees Koch Asset Management and the Donald Koch Foundation. Through the foundation, which supports programs for young people that promote an understanding of US history, Donald L. Koch has sponsored presentations featuring such historians and authors as Clark Beim-Esche.

A longtime educator and lecturer, Clark Beim-Esche is the author of Calling on the Presidents: Tales Their Houses Tell. In the 474-page book, Beim-Esche takes the reader on a journey as he and his wife travel the United States visiting the homes of former presidents. In addition to stopping by several presidential homes, the couple travel to historic sites associated with every past American president.

As he visits the locations, Beim-Esche discusses the historical relevance of each and provides readers with a unique insight into the US presidency. Readers can follow along on trips to George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia; Ulysses S. Grant’s childhood home in Georgetown, Ohio; and Ronald Reagan’s ranch outside of Santa Barbara, California. Other notable stops highlighted in the book include Lincoln’s birthplace in Hodgenville, Kentucky, and William Henry Harrison’s home in Vincennes, Indiana.

The Founding Documents – Lecture Led by Clark Beim-Esche, Howard Bay

 

Clark Beim-Esche – A Project Involving Visits to Presidents’ Homes

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Calling on Presidents, Clark Beim-Esche
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Donald L. Koch guides Koch Asset Management as president and oversees shareholder activities in the community-based banking sphere. As head of the Koch Charitable Foundation, Donald L. Koch has presented a number of well-attended presentations, including a St. Louis talk and book signing for Calling on Presidents: Tales Their Houses Tell by author Clark Beim-Esche, who visited the residences of each past U.S. president to find out more about their roots and how this influenced their characters and leadership abilities.

An educator and scholar who is also known for his storytelling skills, Mr. Beim-Esche has established an international career as a lecturer on topics related to America’s founding institutions, such as the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. He also has extensive knowledge in areas such as Mark Twain, film, and the fine arts.

For his travels to presidential homes, Mr. Beim-Esche was accompanied by his wife and visited noteworthy residences, from the Virginia estate of George Washington at Mount Vernon to the California ranch of Ronald Reagan near Santa Barbara.