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8/23/2019 10:49:00 AM
On the road with Lincoln the lawyer
On Aug. 29, presidential library takes closer look at Abraham Lincoln's years traveling judicial circuit

SPRINGFIELD — Abraham Lincoln’s years of crisscrossing the Illinois prairie for his law practice proved incredibly helpful when he started thinking about a bid for the White House, as author Guy Fraker will explain at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Aug. 29.

As he traveled the judicial circuit, Lincoln built important relationships with people who would later assist his presidential campaign. He also honed his ability to present compelling arguments and to use humor to make a point or disarm an opponent.

Fraker is the author of “Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit.” His presentation takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the library building (112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield).
The event is free, but registration is required. Visit and click on “special event reservations.”

The circuit was vital to Lincoln’s success because of its mixture of “explosive, evolving growth, dynamic leaders, talented lawyers and entrepreneurs, racial struggles, and political prominence,” Fraker writes.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to telling the story of America’s 16th president through old-fashioned scholarship and modern technology.
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