The Marquis de Lafayette has loomed large in Ron Chernow’s celebrated nonfiction, and now the famed biographer will loom large at the College that bears Lafayette’s name. Chernow, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and commentator on politics, business, and finance, will be the featured speaker at Lafayette’s 182nd Commencement Saturday, May 20. Chernow served as the historical consultant on the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton, which was inspired by his biography of Alexander Hamilton. “Having written biographies of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, I have twice written about the Marquis de Lafayette and am therefore especially pleased to be honored by Lafayette College,” he says. The College will present Chernow with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree.