Presidential biographer Jon Meacham to speak at Lancaster Chamber’s annual dinner; tickets now on sale | Local News

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will be the keynote speaker at the Lancaster Chamber’s annual dinner on June 23, the chamber announced Tuesday.

The 150th annual event will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 S. Queen St., from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $250.

Meacham, 52, is a former editor of Newsweek and former editor and executive vice president of Random House. A contributing writer for the New York Times Book Review and contributing editor for Time magazine, he is the current canonical historian of Washington Cathedral.

Meacham won the Pullitzer Prize in 2009 for “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.” He also wrote “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” and “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush”.

The chamber dinner begins with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by dinner and program from 6 to 9 p.m. A post-event party with live music will begin at 9 p.m., location to be determined.

Dinner tickets are now on sale to the general public. For more information, including how to purchase tickets, visit

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