Senior Historian and Project Manager
Senior Historian Andrew Simpson conducts a variety of historical, museum, and litigation research. His litigation project experience includes potentially responsible party (PRP) searches; corporate succession and corporate genealogy research; historic government contract searches; federal specifications research; land use and site histories; watershed and water use histories; product liability and toxic tort research; intellectual property research; and slavery disclosure research. Andrew has extensive experience examining and collecting records at federal, state, and local archives; libraries; and government repositories, including the National Archives and the Library of Congress.
Andrew’s museum portfolio includes content development, exhibit text writing, and image research for clients such as the National World War II Museum, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, International Spy Museum, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights “Freedom Mosaic” website. He has also provided similar exhibit development services for corporate clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Supervalu, and the Associated General Contractors of America.
Andrew also specializes in the use of GIS mapping and graphic design software for a range of services, including:
- Custom historical map creation for the National WWII Museum, American Battle Monuments Commission visitor centers, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibits
- GIS mapping, infographics, and diagrams for litigation projects to illustrate Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) info, parcel ownership data, and corporate genealogy chronologies
- Graphic design of interpretive diagrams and maps for a Historic Resource Study for the National Park Service and for nomination forms for the National Register of Historic Places
Additional experience includes historical research, oral histories, and writing of a corporate history book for D&H Distributing, Looking Around the Corner: A Century of Innovation, Evolution & Transformation at D&H Distributing, and cultural history research in support of advertising campaigns for several corporations.
Andrew graduated summa cum laude from Brandeis University with BA degrees in history and American studies. He also holds an MA in history from The George Washington University. His article, “Schooling J. Edgar: The Shaping of Hoover’s Legal Philosophy at The George Washington University” was published in The Intelligencer: The Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies.