Hillsdale College Senior Fellow

Hillsdale College Senior Fellow

I am pleased to post this press release, and hon­ored to be asso­ci­at­ed with the dis­tin­guished Churchill schol­ars at Hills­dale. With­out their work, the Churchill Offi­cial Biog­ra­phy would be out of print and unfin­ished. With them, you can buy every vol­ume at a mod­est price, all 31 vol­umes. It’s nice to be among friends. RML

Hillsdale, Michigan, 1 November 2014

urlFrom: Hills­dale College:

The Office of the Pres­i­dent is pleased to announce that Richard Lang­worth has joined the Col­lege as the Senior Fel­low for the Churchill Project.  The Churchill Project cen­ters upon the edit­ing and pub­li­ca­tion of the Churchill offi­cial biog­ra­phy and oth­er works. It includes also sem­i­nars and lec­tures on Churchill and relat­ed topics.

Richard Lang­worth found­ed what is now became Churchill Cen­tre and its quar­ter­ly jour­nal, Finest Hour. He began cov­er­ing Churchill in 1968 when he orga­nized the Churchill Study Unit. In 1971 this orga­ni­za­tion expand­ed to become the Inter­na­tion­al Churchill Soci­ety, devot­ed to study­ing the life of Win­ston Churchill.  The Soci­ety became inac­tive in 1976. Mr. Lang­worth re-found­ed it (1981) and served as its pres­i­dent (1988-1999). He was edi­tor of Finest Hour (1981-2014), and chair­man of trustees (2000-04).


Mr. Lang­worth pub­lished the first Amer­i­can edi­tion of Churchill’s India (1990). He is the author or edi­tor of A Connoisseur’s Guide to the Books of Sir Win­ston Churchill (1998), Churchill by Him­self (2008). Deriv­a­tive works include The Defin­i­tive Wit of Win­ston Churchill (2009), The Patriot’s Churchill (2010), All Will Be Well: Good Advice from Win­ston Churchill (2011), and Churchill in His Own Words (2012).  He and his wife Bar­bara host­ed eleven Churchill Tours in Eng­land, Scot­land, France and Aus­tralia (1983-2008). They were Churchill spe­cial­ist book­sellers (1984-2004).  In 1998, he was made a Com­man­der of the Most Excel­lent Order of the British Empire. Her Majesty The Queen cit­ed his ” er­vices to Anglo-Amer­i­can under­stand­ing and the mem­ory of Sir Win­ston Churchill.”

In addi­tion to his work on the life of Churchill, Richard Lang­worth has writ­ten or pub­lished more than fifty books and 2000 arti­cles on auto­mo­tive his­to­ry, includ­ing:  Kaiser-Fraz­er: Last Onslaught on Detroit, Tri­umph Cars (co-author), The Stude­baker Cen­tury (pub­lish­er) The Ency­clo­pe­dia of Amer­i­can Cars, The Com­plete Book of Col­lectible CarsGM: 100 Years, and Packard: A His­tory of the Motor­car and the Com­pa­ny (co-author). From 1976 to 2001 he was edi­tor of The Packard Cor­morant, jour­nal of the Packard Club.

Mr. Lang­worth is a grad­u­ate of Wag­n­er Col­lege and a vet­er­an of the U.S. Coast Guard. He and Bar­bara reside in Moul­ton­bor­ough, New Hampshire.


Hills­dale Col­lege, found­ed in 1844, has built a nation­al rep­u­ta­tion through its main­te­nance of a clas­si­cal core cur­ricu­lum and its prin­ci­pled refusal to accept fed­er­al or state tax­pay­er sub­si­dies. It also con­ducts an out­reach effort pro­mot­ing civ­il and reli­gious lib­er­ty, includ­ing online cours­es and a free month­ly speech digest, Imprim­is, with a cir­cu­la­tion of over six million.

2 thoughts on “Hillsdale College Senior Fellow

  1. Thanks for the cor­rec­tion, duly fixed, and amus­ing notes. The fac­tor of his Amer­i­can her­itage has con­sid­ered exten­sive­ly by Gilbert, Pilpel, Man­ches­ter, and oth­ers. When Adlai Steven­son asked him if he had a mes­sage for the Eng­lish-Speak­ing Union, he replied: “Tell them you give them greet­ings from AN Eng­lish-speak­ing Union.”

  2. “He pre­served all his archives for his­to­ri­ans to pour over…” I should rather hope we pore over them!

    More seri­ous­ly, I think his Amer­i­can influ­ence is under­ap­pre­ci­at­ed. His mom, Jen­nie Jerome, Brook­lyn girl (the orig­i­nal ‘Jen­ny from the block’) was always his advo­cate and more, met her hus­band Lord Ran­dolph on the yacht­ing scene and scooped him up, or he her, in four days—she hav­ing entered that world from her father, a NYC finan­cial entre­pre­neur and orga­niz­er of the America’s cup races. How Vic­to­ri­an: brash Amer­i­can princess goes to Old World, title- and hus­band-hunt­ing, and scores! I should like to think that Leonard’s alpha genes and foresigh–financial achiev­ers have pre­science (when they win)–carried through his daugh­ter to his grand­son, with con­sid­er­able suc­cess and a few howlers. So let us look to WC’s Amer­i­can­ism in the next cycle of scholarship

    Leonard cre­at­ed Jerome Park, in the Bronc (NYC) near where I grew up (dis­laimer).

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