The Author

A lifelong interest in Abraham Lincoln coupled with the study of history, government and politics coupled with experience as a news reporter, in political campaigns, in politics and in governmental activities. My Great-Great Uncle with a bullet-shattered elbow took leave and campaigned for Lincoln’s Reelection but returned to active duty to merit a brevet major general commission at the age of 32. Since retirement I have devoted the last 20 years to research Lincoln at the Library of Congress, state historical societies, archives and libraries across the nation. A retired bank executive, I am a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Berkeley Institute of Governmental studies.