Monthly Archives: May 2015

George Cashman (Lincoln Tomb custodian)

George L. Cashman was the fifth and last man to hold the title of custodian of the Lincoln Tomb. Cashman held the post from 1951 to 1975.

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Earl Owen Fay (Lincoln Tomb custodian)

Earl Owen Fay was the fourth custodian of the Lincoln Tomb, a post held only from early 1949, when he succeeded his father, Herbert, until he resigned in mid-1950.

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Edward S. Johnson (Lincoln Tomb custodian)

Edward S. Johnson was the second custodian of the Lincoln Tomb, a position he held from 1895 until 1921.

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Lincoln Tomb custodians, 1874-1975

Five men served as custodians of the Lincoln Tomb in the century from 1874, when the still-incomplete tomb was dedicated, and 1975, when tomb management was reorganized. They were: *John Carroll Power (1819-94), a Kentucky native and failed farmer, was … Continue reading

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