The office of Vice-President of the United States was a product of the Constitutional Convention. The method prescribed for the election of the President and Vice-President has been amended and clarified several times, although the official powers and responsibilities of the Vice-President are minimal. The office has been held by eminent, sometimes controversial, and even insignificant individuals.

This exploration into American history will review the origins of the office of Vice-President of the United States, its evolution and development, and discuss the biographies of several important statesmen who have held the office.

What to Expect:  We will review the origins, evolution, and development of the office of Vice-President of the United States, refreshing your knowledge of the biographies of several important men who have held the office.

Feedback from past courses Ray has taught:

“Ray’s presentation was well researched and organized, and the presentation tracked well with slides making it easy to follow.”

“Very interesting and complicated topic that was clearly presented via a verbal and visual slide (the slides were fantastic) presentations and by written handouts.  Enjoyed it very much – very stimulating. Raymond is a born teacher. I look forward to his future presentations.”

“I learned a lot!!”

HYBRID course at the Easton Family YMCA (choose to participate in person, through Zoom, or recording)

3 sessions | Wednesdays | May 10, 17, 24 | 1–2:30 pm | $40

Raymond Vergne, M.D.

Dr. Raymond Vergne is a retired cardiologist who has a graduate degree in Education and interests in literature, history, and music. His previous contributions to Chesapeake Forum include The Many Faces of Fascism, Don Quijote de la Mancha and History of the Papacy. He is currently secretary of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, and writes the Program Notes for the subscription concerts. He was the organizer of the Chesapeake Chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs, an international gourmet society, and oversees the Legends of Wine series for the Eastern Shore Wine Tasting group.

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