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Sunday, April 10th – 2 pm
Scholar Fred Martin gives a talk on presidential politics in the age of Abraham Lincoln

Fred Martin has devoted the last twenty years to research on Abraham Lincoln and served two terms as President of The Abraham Lincoln Institute in Washington, D.C. His research has been conducted at the Library of Congress, the National Archibves, state historical societies, archieves and libraries across the nation.

Lincoln inaugural addressHis book Abraham Lincoln’s Path to Reelection in 1864: Our Greatest Victory (self-published, 2013) is a culminating work on one aspect of that research, timely in this presidential election year.

Martin’s career included work for the Associated Press, San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and Bank of America, from which he retired in 1993 as Senior Vice President & Director of Government Relations. He lives in San Francisco, and is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies.

Pictured here: Lincoln’s 1864 Inaugural Address


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