Centenary’s Taylor Memorial Library Hosts Special Event About History of Presidential Elections

This years presidential election may become one of the most important and interesting elections in American history. But few people understand how the process of electing a president really works.

Join Dr. Raymond Frey for his discussion titled “A History of Presidential Elections: Deconstructing the Electoral Process” as he explains and analyzes the election process, the candidates and their platforms, and explores some controversial presidential elections of the past that changed American history. Members of the community are invited to this free event, which is set for 6 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Taylor Memorial Library.

Frey is a Professor of History and Historian at Centenary University where he has taught for the last 26 years. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from William Paterson University, an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Nineteenth Century Studies from Drew University. His areas of expertise are American and African American history, New Jersey history, the Truman Administration, and the Progressive Era. He is the author of three books, and is currently completing a manuscript on New Jersey in the Progressive Era for Rutgers University Press.

“I hope members of the community join us for this informative event,” says Frey. “This is such a timely topic given the impact of this current election. I look forward to discussing this subject with the attendees that evening.”

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University is an independent, coeducational liberal arts and career studies university distinguished by an accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body. Centenary is the only baccalaureate and master’s degree granting institution in northwest New Jersey.

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