C-SPAN put out its fourth Presidential Historians Survey recently.

This year 142 historians, biographers, and professors participated in the survey, ranking each of the past presidents in 10 areas: Public persuasion; crisis leadership; economic management; moral authority; international relations; administrative skills; relations to Congress; vision/setting an agenda; pursued equal justice for all; and performance within context of times.

Steve Gillespie is editor of The Times Dispatch. Email him at editor@thetd.com.

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