Monthly Archives: November 2014

Lincoln Tomb: Statuary and symbolism

This entry is a lightly edited version of a presentation given by Mark Johnson, historian for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, to the 2014 volunteer dinner hosted by the Lincoln Monument Association, a non-profit support group for the Lincoln Tomb.  … Continue reading

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Gov. Richard Oglesby (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Richard Oglesby, elected Illinois governor in three different decades, was the president of the National Lincoln Monument Association for 30 years.

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David L. Phillips (National Lincoln Monument Association)

David L. Phillips, a minster-turned-newspaperman, was one of 15 original directors of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

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Thomas Dennis (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Thomas Dennis, mayor of Springfield in 1865, was one of 15 original directors of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

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James H. Beveridge (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Illinois Treasurer James H. Beveridge was one of 15 original directors of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

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S.H. Melvin (National Lincoln Monument Association)

S.H. Melvin, a druggist and friend of Abraham Lincoln, was one of 15 original directors of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

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Ozias Hatch (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Illinois Secretary of State Ozias Hatch was one of 15 original directors of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

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Samuel H. Treat (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Longtime U.S. Judge Samuel H. Treat was one of 15 original directors of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

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James C. Conkling (National Lincoln Monument Association)

James C. Conkling, a lawyer and friend of Abraham Lincoln, was one of 15 original directors of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

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Jesse K. Dubois (National Lincoln Monument Association)

Jesse K. Dubois, a neighbor of Abraham Lincoln, was one of 15 original directors of the National Lincoln Monument Association.

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