Mark Will-Weber

Mark is a former senior editor for Runner's World Magazine and author of "The Quotable Runner" during that time period. More recently, Will-Weber has explored the quirky subject of what happens when history and alcohol collide--resulting in "Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking" (2014) and "Muskets & Applejack: Spirits, Soldiers and the Civil War" (2017). Both books were published by Regnery History, Washington, D.C.

Mark is a distance runner and coach who has run numerous Morning Star Rotary Celticfest 5k races!  He also has a daughter who was an Exchange Student and has hosted an inbound student.
 
Mark's talk on drinking with the Presidents was quite humorous. George Washington had 5 stills in operation at Mount Vernon. FDR was found hiding in a closet mixing pre-dinner drinks with friends ---so that his mother would not know it! LBJ had a tendency to imbibe and drive folks around his ranch right into a lake - he was the only one knowing it was an amphibious vehicle. Ben Franklin, though not a president, had one of the better quotes, "Beer is proof is proof god loves us and wants us to be happy.
 
Thank you Mark for all the nuggets and laughs.