Ocean County Library Toms River Branch Presents “David Brearley, 1745-1790: NJ Signer of the Constitution”

August 23, 2022

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library Toms River Branch will mark Constitution Day by hosting Thomas H. Pyle’s presentation, “David Brearley, 1745-1790: NJ Signer of the Constitution,” 6:30 PM Tuesday, September 20 in Mancini Hall.

Attendees will learn about one of the most important, but often overlooked, of America’s Founding Fathers. Brearley not only signed the Constitution, but also chaired the committee tasked with creating the cornerstones of American civics.

Among the committee’s decisions at the 1787 Constitutional Convention that resonate today are the four-year Presidential term, the office of the Vice-Presidency, Presidential appointments of ambassadors and Supreme Court justices, and the Electoral College.

Thomas H. Pyle, of Princeton, is a retired banking, non-profit, and mental health administration executive and an amateur historian. He is an A.B. graduate in American history from Princeton University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Master of Science in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from Rutgers University.

He is a board member of several nonprofits, including the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Mercer County), Princeton Battlefield Society, Community Enterprises Corporation, and the New Jersey Behavioral Health Planning Council.

Registration at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events is required for this free program. For more details, visit the Toms River Branch, 101 Washington Street, or call (732) 349-6200.

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