Winter Dinner

An Evening Honoring William M. Fowler, Jr.

D. Brenton Simons, President and CEO of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, requests the pleasure of your company on

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Harvard Club
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts

Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m. — General Reception

6:00 p.m. — Presentation and Dinner

Kindly register by January 19


Gold Benefactors

Robert Pemberton and Barbara Jordan
Northeastern University


Frederick D. Ballou
David Burnham
Mary and Marshall Carter
Stephen H. Case
Thomas Hagen
Elizabeth Johnson
Jo Anne Makely
William R. Marsh, MD
Nancy Maulsby
Lionel and Vivian Spiro
Jonathan Treat and Leslie Aitken
Nancy and John Webster
Albert J. Zdenek, Jr.

Our Honoree

William M. Fowler, Jr.

William M. Fowler Jr.

Renowned historian and biographer William M. Fowler Jr. retired in 2017 as Distinguished Professor of History at Northeastern University. He is also former executive director of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

He is the former editor of The New England Quarterly, and his books include Rebels Under Sail: The Navy in the Revolution and The Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock. His most recent book is Steam Titans (2017), the story of the epic competition between shipping magnates Samuel Cunard and Edward Collins for mid-19th century control of the Atlantic.

He is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Pilgrim Society, and received an honorary degree from Northeastern University in 2000.

For more information about benefactor opportunities, please contact Jenna LaRiviere, Development Coordinator, at or at 617-226-1215.