Who is Clay Jenkinson
Clay Jenkinson is a North Dakotan. He was born in Minot, North Dakota, in 1955. He grew up in Dickinson. He spent holidays and summers on his grandparent’s dairy farm in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Clay Jenkinson was educated at Vanderbilt University, the University of Minnesota, the University of Colorado, and Oxford University where he was a Rhodes and Danforth scholar.
Clay is the author of seven books, several about Thomas Jefferson, several about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and one about the Great Plains: Message on the Wind: A Spiritual Odyssey on the Northern Plains.
After living away for a quarter of a century, Clay returned to North Dakota on Labor Day, 2005. He writes a weekly newspaper column for the Bismarck Tribune.
Clay is the director of the Dakota Institute. He takes his portrayals of Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Meriwether Lewis, and John Wesley Powell all over the United States. He is the principal consultant to Dickinson State University’s Theodore Roosevelt Center initiative.
Clay was a professional newspaper photographer in his youth. He has produced
several public radio documentaries, and he was one of the principal talking
heads in Ken Burns’ documentary biography of Thomas Jefferson.
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