Please join the Harvard Club of Westchester on Saturday, September 23rd, at 2:00 for an intimate discussion about the American Presidency with Dr Henry Graff, Professor and former Chair of the History Department at Columbia University. Dr. Graff, the child of German immigrants, studied Japanese at City College, worked as a cryptanalyst at the NSA during World War II and in 1943 translated a Japanese message from the Japanese Ambassador to Germany describing details of Germany's preparation in Northern France to repel an expected cross channel invasion.
After the war, Dr Graff received his PhD in History from Columbia and remained there from 1946-1991, despite several attempts by Harvard to seduce him to Cambridge. He wrote the seminal text, "The Presidents: A Reference History,” and has won many awards for teaching and scholarship.
Dr. Graff just celebrated his 96th birthday.