Charlie Clark on George Washington Parke Custis

Charlie Clark, a retired journalist, has just published the first full biography of George Washington Parke Custis, an under-sung “child of Mount Vernon,” with McFarland Books. A native of Arlington, Va., he continues to write the weekly “Our Man in Arlington” column for the Falls Church News-Press. Hehas written three other books: Arlington County Chronicles, Hidden History of Arlington County, and Lost Arlington County, all published by The History Press. In July 2019, he retired as s8:30enior correspondent for Government Executive Media Group, part of Atlantic Media. He previously has worked as an editor or writer for The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time Life Books, Tax Analysts and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. He lives in Arlington with his wife Ellen.