Lincoln’s 8th Judicial Circuit
For 23 years, Abraham Lincoln rode central Illinois' Eighth Judicial Circuit, building not only his law practice, but also his political base through his relationships with the circuit lawyers and their judge, David Davis. Led by Davis, Lincoln gained the Republican nomination for the Convention in Chicago in May of 1860. Join us for this discussion led by historian Guy Fraker as he shares many of stories of Lincoln’s years traveling the circuit. Guy Fraker, is the author of Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit. In addition to his book, he has written extensively and spoken across the country about Lincoln and the Eight Judicial Circuit.
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