John Bicknell

John Bicknell is executive editor of

John Bicknell is executive editor of He has been a journalist for more than 30 years and is the author of two books on 19th century political history and editor of two others on Congress. He came to Washington in 1999 as an editor at Congressional Quarterly and held several positions at CQ and Roll Call. He is the author of "America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation." His next book, scheduled to be published in 2017, is on John C. Fremont's 1856 presidential campaign. John also served as senior editor of the 2016 edition of “The Almanac of American Politics” and as co-editor of the 2012 edition of "Politics in America." His work has appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, Reason,,, the Milwaukee