Jane Austen. Her manners are bound to be good.
it would definitely be someone living. I hate digging.
I would invite Thomas Jefferson. First a fine dinner with a bottle of Merlot. Then coffee. I would drink in his mind. Then inform him where it all went, and why. I would inform him of the technological advances. I would make him marvel, laugh, and cry. He would not be alone.
so many choices.