Florida Lecture Series presents Gene Allen Smith, Professor of History, Texas Christian College on George Washington: The Character of a Founding Father. George Washington, while not a Floridian, was certainly instrumental in our nation's founding. Many myths surround the life of the nation's first President, whose birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday in February. Who was the real George Washington? Historian and author Gene Allen Smith will reveal why Washington's character was essential and indispensable to our nation's beginning.