Welcome to the Peter J. Aschenbrenner website.
I am a published historian who lives in the United States.

When you see "Link", use your mouse to hover over that word or tap with your finger, and the connection to the indicated webpage or website will appear. On your iPhone, the links will appear only at the bottom of the text and as buttons not as 'in-line' links. I discuss this and other technical details at the bottom of this page. 

The title of my first monograph is
British and American Foundings of Parliamentary Science
1774-1801. It was published by Routledge (Abingdon-on-Thames, UK) in October, 2017.  British and American Foundings is now available in paperback.  

This "Link"  will take you to the Amazon webpage which has further details regarding my book. 

Please note that if you are viewing this page on
an iPhone or other smartphone, this link will appear
at the bottom of this page as a button. Also, if you are viewing
this page on an iPad, Google Chrome is the preferred 
browser to access all of the links. 

The curators at the Library of Congress Rare Book Room invited to give a presentation on the subject of Thomas Jefferson’s Manual of Parliamentary Practice.  The event took place at the Rosenwald Room in the Jefferson Building in Washington.
The presentation will be broadcast via webcast.  This "Link" will take you to a listing of the Rare Book Room webcasts. 

My second book and first co-edited volume is now
in production. The title is The Papers of John Hatsell, Clerk of the House of Commons.  The Cambridge University Press will publish this book as Volume 59 in the Royal Historical Society’s Camden Fifth Series.

The announcement will appear at this "Link" which will take you to the Royal Historical Society Publications webpages. 

John Hatsell (1733-1820) rendered active service
as the Clerk of the House of Commons from 1768 to 1797.
We recovered about 80,000 words of his unpublished letters
and a record book of entries, now held by the
Huntington Library in San Marino, California. My co-editor on this project is Colin Lee, Principal Clerk of the Table Office in the House of Commons.

In September 2018 the International Commission
for the History of Representative and
Parliamentary Institutions (acting through its Board of Directors) named me as the
National Convenor for the United States in that organization. This appointment took place at the International Commission’s annual conference in Vienna.

This "Link" will bring up a list of the National Convenors of the International Commission. My name is listed at the bottom.

Dr. Joseba Agirreazkuenaga (President of the International Commission) selected me to give an interview on Andorra television (on behalf of the IC) regarding the recent political history of that country. The interview took place on 16 July 2019 in the Centre de Congresos (in Andorra la Vella) at the end of the first day of the annual IC conference which took place in Andorra.

To access the interview, use this "Link" which will bring up 
Andorra Television Newscasts. Go to the ‘search’ box on the far right of the ‘politica’ page and key in ‘aschenbrenner’.

The Journal of Parliaments, Estates and Representation recently published my article titled 'Tracing the Sources of Parliamentary Procedure in the French Constitution of 3 September 1791'.   The Taylor & Francis for the article is accessible via this "Link" which will take you to the URL for my article
'Tracing the Sources ... in the French Constitution'.

Recently my work was cited by academics in the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought: The article was titled ‘Accounting for the Wealth of Denmark: a case study of Smithian growth using the emergence of modern accounting in Danish dairying’.  My work is cited at n. 17. This is the "Link"
to the URL for the article 'Accounting for Wealth' by my colleagues. 


I graduated from Berkeley Law (at the University of California at Berkeley) in 1971.  In 1969 I was appointed as a Note and Comment Editor on the California Law Review.  My Comment, 'State Power and the Indian Treaty Right to Fish', was published at 59 Cal. L. Rev. 485 in March, 1971. This "Link" supplies
the JSTOR URL to my article. 


Judge Anthony Kennedy (on the Ninth Circuit) cited my Comment on two occasions: first in United States v. Washington, 645 F. 2d 749, 754 n. 7 (9th Cir. 1981) and, on the second occasion, 'State Power' was only student essay to which he cited.
See United States v. Oregon, 657 F. 2d 1009, 1016 (9th Cir. 1982). Three other authors have cited this essay in monographs and law review articles.

After law school I moved to Alaska where I served as United States Magistrate Judge for 16 years, from 1974 to 1991.
My last four-year appointment is recorded in the archives of the Miscellaneous General Orders of the District of Alaska.
This "Link" will bring up the Order Appointing Magistrate Aschenbrenner at Fairbanks, dated 10 July 1990. 

I also served 8 years as a Commissioner on the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct. My last four-year appointment (ending 2012) is recorded in the 2011 Annual Report of the
Commission; that report is accessible via this "Link".

While actively practicing law in Alaska for 39 years (from 1972 to 2011), I wrote and self-published 16 books on topics ranging from landlording in Alaska to state and federal wage and hour laws and regulations. Most but not all of my books are listed in
WorldCat, which is the best-known aggregator of published works. For details regarding my published work
please follow this "Link".  

Here are the URLs to my other three websites:
Precedents of Proceedings in the House of Commons
is devoted to the works of John Hatsell,
with the principal focus being the 13 versions of that work 
published between 1776 and 1818. Please use this "Link".
 
My website devoted to the work of Anton Fiter-i-Rossell
is accessible via this "Link" and will contain an English
language selection of passages from his Manual Digest De
Las Valls Neutres d'Andorra (1748).

I am constructing a website devoted to the two editions of Thomas Jefferson's Manual of Parliamentary Practice. For the Use of the United States Senate. Please use this "Link" to 
​access  www.jeffersonmanual1801.com. 








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Amazon Webpage for 'British and American Foundings'
Rare Book Room Webcasts 
Royal Historical Society publications
Accounting for Wealth ... see footnote 17 
JSTOR Download for 'State Power' 
Andorra Television and Radio Newscasts 
International Commission listing of National Convenors 
J PER Webpage for 'Tracing the Sources of Parliamentary Procedure'
For those readers old enough to remember the 'Browser Wars' of the 1990s, the 'bad old days' are back again. With a vengeance. Depending on the type of device you are using, its operating system and the browser, your viewing experience may (and probably will) vary. To put it mildly. Because I compose this page on Homestead's Website Builder software on a PC Laptop and check the results on my iPhone 6, I am very confident that these pages will appear in a rather decent presentation on those or similar devices, but this requires making assumptions about operating software and browsers which may not be valid for all viewers.
I have been repeatedly browbeaten into using Google Chrome (on my PC) so I suspect that Chrome is the best browser. 
Now to the mobile version of this webpage.
I can't edit that page; that is, I can't have two pages, one with text crafted to appear on a 'PC' screen and the other reframulated to appear best on an'iPhone'. I have crafted this page so that it looks acceptable on the iPhone page, even if it looks a bit cheesy on a PC screen. The big difference is this: On your iPhone, the links that I have inserted in the PC version as 'in-line' links will appear only at the bottom of the text on the screen of your iPhone as buttons. It's actually better that way ...

Back to this the PC version and repeating what I said above. When you see "Link", use your mouse to hover over that word or tap with your finger, and the connection to the indicated webpage or website will appear.

Now to the downloadable CV which I update and make accessible on this page. Again: I don't have any option not to provide access to that version of my CV on the iPhone / mobile page even if that is not a going to be an acceptable viewing experience.

So I have excluded links on the DL'dable version of my CV but included images. So, when printed off, especially on a colour printer, the CV looks very presentable. My CV goes back 'a fur piece', as they say in Alaska, so there's a lot of material ... 

Don't print the whole CV unless you want to relive the summer of 1968 ...
That's it for technical details.