Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a former special assistant to President George H. W. Bush and is now a prominent corporate and university campus speaker. A cofounder of the relief organization Mercy Corps and author of twenty-seven books, including the New York Times bestseller All the Presidents' Children, he lives near Washington, D.C., with his family. Visit his websites at and

Books by this Author

The Raising of a President
All the Presidents' Children

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Delay is death - Peter the Great

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. William Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, who was hated by many for telling us so much. And yet, the best of what we know of Lincoln we owe to Herndon.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not taking more pictures of my youngest child.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Beta testing computer strategy games

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jeanne d’Arc. And I would say, “Listen, young lady. You don’t have to lie at your upcoming trial but you could be little bit more like our own Bill Clinton and just not tell them everything.”

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