Andrew Langer is a very accomplished man and a great friend and supporter of Constituting America! We are very fortunate that he is donating a custom tour of William and Mary College plus Colonial Williamsburg....plus lunch!
Andrew Langer is President of the Institute for Liberty, a Senior Fellow with Constituting America and is host of The Andrew Langer Show on WBAL NewsRadio 1090.
Andrew is treating up to four guests to one of Williamsburgs most famous spots, The historic Cheese Shop or Ben's Chili Bowl in Washington D.C.!
You may even sit in on a recording of the Langer Cast, a weekly podcast on the RELM Network!
Please see Andrews Langers biography below!
William and Mary College: "Not many colleges can say they've canceled classes because 'the British invaded.'"
"William & Mary is the second-oldest college in America. The original plans for W&M date back to 1618—decades before Harvard—but were derailed by an "Indian uprising." We couldn't make this stuff up.
On February 8, 1693, King William III and Queen Mary II of England signed the charter for a "perpetual College of Divinity, Philosophy, Languages, and other good Arts and Sciences" to be founded in the Virginia Colony. And William & Mary was born.
Workers began construction on the Sir Christopher Wren Building, then known simply as the College Building in 1695, before the town of Williamsburg even existed. Over the next two centuries, the Wren Building would burn on three separate occasions, each time being re-built inside the original walls. That makes the Wren the oldest college building in America, and possibly the most flammable.
William & Mary has been called "the Alma Mater of a Nation" because of its close ties to America's founding fathers. A 17-year-old George Washington received his surveyor's license through the College and would return as its first American chancellor. Thomas Jefferson received his undergraduate education here, as did presidents John Tyler and James Monroe.
The College is famous for its firsts: the first U.S. institution with a Royal Charter, the first Greek-letter society (Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776), the first student honor code, the first college to become a university and the first law school in America.
William & Mary became a state-supported school in 1906 and went coed in 1918. In 1928, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. chose the Wren as the first building to be returned to its 18th-century appearance as part of the iconic Colonial Williamsburg restoration."
Lunch at The Cheese Shop:
Sitting on our front patio, next to Duke of Gloucester Street in the heart of Merchants Square, is one of the loveliest settings in our town. We also have seating inside the shop and on our side patio; which is covered and enclosed for dining al fresco year round. Stop by for a sandwich, soup, cheese & charcuterie plate, glass of wine or draft beer for lunch or casual dinner!
The Cheese Shop's hours are Monday- Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM , and Sunday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
Lunch at Ben's Chili Bowl:
From the tumult of the late 60’s race riots to the tough times in the 70’s and 80’s and finally to the revitalization of the U Street Corridor beginning in the 90’s, Ben’s has seen it all. Bill Cosby and thousands of others attended our 45th anniversary in August 2003.
And just ten days before his inauguration on January 10, 2009, President-Elect Barack Obama visited and ate lunch here.
After a 50 plus year journey, business is booming and the Ben’s brand is red hot.
Andrew Langer Biography:
"Since 2008, Andrew Langer has been President of the Institute for Liberty. IFL works on a variety of issues—promoting and protecting small business, linking trade and prosperity, tilting against the regulatory state. But at the organization’s core, and Andrew’s, is the desire to promote freedom and individual rights. Andrew has been involved in free-market and limited-government causes for nearly 20 years, has testified before Congress nearly two dozen times, and spoke at the historic 912DC March.
A nationally-recognized expert on the impact of regulation on business, Andrew is regularly called on to offer innovative solutions to the problem of burdensome regulatory state. Prior to coming to IFL, he was the principal regulatory affairs lobbyist for the National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s largest small business association. He has also worked with foreign governments on improving their small business sectors.
In addition to being IFL’s President, he hosts a weekly internet broadcast, the Langer Cast (heard on the RELM Network), and frequently guests hosts on Baltimore’s largest talk station, WBAL, as well as Cam & Company, on NRA-TV and SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel. In 2011, he was named one of Maryland’s “Influencers” by Campaigns and Elections magazine. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy University and a BA in International Relations from the College of William & Mary. His book, The War on Small Business is available in stores!
Send an e-mail to Andrew Langer: Andrew.Langer@instituteforliberty.org