Will McLean Greeley — Simsbury Land Trust

Friends of the Library Program Room, Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT 06070

JANUARY VIRTUAL AUTHOR TALK — “Birdman of the Senate: Senator George P. McLean and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act”

The Simsbury Land Trust and the Simsbury Public Library invite you to William McLean Greeley’s virtual author talk on his new biography of Senator George P. McLean titled A Connecticut Yankee Goes to Washington: Senator George P. McLean, Birdman of the Senate. The author will provide a 30-40 minute overview of this biography telling the story of how Connecticut’s George P. McLean helped establish lasting legal protections for birds and oversaw the passage of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a landmark environmental protection legislation that is still in effect today. Greeley, McLean’s great-great nephew, puts McLean’s victory for birds in the context of his distinguished forty-five-year career marked by many acts of reform during a time of widespread corruption and political instability. RSVP requested.