Speaker’s Bureau


About the Bureau

The St. Petersburg SAR Speaker’s Bureau consists of members of our chapter that are knowledgeable in many historical and genealogical disciplines. Those who are members of our Speaker’s Bureau are available to speak at different functions and events. Each speaker’s policies, fees, and requirements vary so please contact them through their information below.

Current Speakers


John Stewart


John Stewart has been deeply interested in the life of Thomas Jefferson ever since he was a student at the University of Virginia. John has lectured on Jefferson’s life and influence in American History to schools, civic groups and business audiences around Florida and up the east coast for over 30 years. Now, John portrays Jefferson in costume, language, and speaking style. An important part of his presentation takes the form of answering questions from the audience. He has portrayed Jefferson over 70 times and is a seasoned speaker.

John’s commitment to the preservation of the lessons and examples of historic early American personalities is complemented by his work as past President of the Palm Beach and St. Petersburg Chapters of the Sons of the American Revolution, and his continuing work as state chair of the annual SAR Knight Essay Contest for high school students.

PRICES/AVAILABILITY: For more information and to inquire about having ‘Thomas Jefferson’ speak at your next event, please contact him directly for topics, formats, and fees. Generally, he performs for schools pro bono, and for other social groups for a small fee. If the location is remote, travel expenses must be paid as well.

CONTACT INFO: 1965uva@nullgmail.com