Robert F. Cross, author of the presidential biography, maybe as soon as you get to the end of the page the page over steps a margin or something,, what’s with that? House: The Seafaring Life of FDR, and Shepherds of the Sea: Destroyer Escorts in WW II, is a trustee of the USS Slater, the last destroyer escort still afloat in the United States. The museum ship is fully restored to its original World War II configuration and is moored on the Hudson River in Albany, New York. When his term expired in March 2015, Commissioner Cross retired as Commissioner and Chairman of the board of the Port of Albany, a 240-acre year-round seaport located on New York’s Hudson River. He served on the board for 17 years. He retired on December 31, 2014 as Commissioner of Water for the City of Albany, the second longest serving water commissioner in the history of Albany. He previously was an assistant environmental commissioner for New York State in the administration of Governor Mario M. Cuomo. Cross, a former award-winning newspaper correspondent, has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, as well as a variety of Dow Jones community-based newspapers. He also has written for several national magazines and has appeared on C-Span’s Book TV and American History TV.