Dr. Alex Alexanian
93 Grovers Ave.
Winthrop, MA 02152
The Association of Lincoln Presenters
Dr. Alex Alexanian
93 Grovers Ave.
Winthrop, MA 02152
Mr. Donald Ancell
1361 Offshore St
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 985- 2535
Available year round
Puts on a show that includes a Union soldier. Lincoln tells how a poor boy made good and encourages honesty, reading, and integrity. The Union soldier tells of camp life.
We use history, music, and humor, to K thru 8th grade students. We also play at birthday parties and special events. Lincoln also speaks at luncheons and special events.
Don got his start as Lincoln several years ago by being talked into it by his friends after he had allowed his sideburns to meet in the center of his chin. He then hit the books and began to study about Lincoln and the Civil War and gaining experience portraying at re-enactments.
Don met Roger Knox (Union) at a re-enactment and formed up as a very successful team to bring history alive in an unique way to the delight of students and teachers alike.
Mr. Conner Baete
14801 Fox Bend Ct.
Connor Baete is a student in Louisville, KY with a passion for Civil War history. A cousin to Mary Todd Lincoln, Connor believes that history is alive and participates in the annual Lincoln Days celebration in Hodgenville, KY. Connor has won prizes twice in the Lincoln “Look-alike” competition, once recreating the “Now” speech from the Spielberg Lincoln bio-pic and once as “Rail-splitter” Lincoln.
Connor competes annually in the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon in Springfield, Illinois and the Kentucky History Half Marathon in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Mr. Richard D. Benach
One South Schlueter Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63135
Mr. Jeff Bloomquist
32 Blanchard St.
Jamestown, NY 14701
Mr. Robert Broski
Covina, CA 91724
Available all year round. Will travel.
Subject material tailored to meet your specialized needs: Meet & Greet, Q&A’s, conventions, trade shows, libraries, museums, book readings, parades, churches, political & social groups, organizations, tv, radio, films, modeling, and civil war reenactments.
Born and raised in a southern state; Southern California, of humble origins. I was destined to play Abe Lincoln. Because of a desire in my heart, i decided to make a commitment to bring Abraham Lincoln “ALIVE” to whomever is interested in knowing more about this great President. Through the years, it appears Mr. Lincoln is “ALIVE” in the hearts and minds of many people. I am blessed and honored to be a President Lincoln presenter!
Mr. Robert Brugler
866 Middlebury Dr. N.
Worthington, OH 43085-3370
For 10 years, Robert has brought President Lincoln to life with hundreds of entertaining and thought-provoking presentations at senior citizen centers, schools, libraries, museums, dinners, benefits, Civil War reenactments and other events.
He is a former teacher at Gahanna Lincoln High School (35 Years), a Lifetime Member of Association of Lincoln Presenters, and an adjunct professor at Columbus State.. Robert has portrayed the President at Gettysburg, Washington, D. C., the Ohio Statehouse, the Ohio homes of Presidents Grant, Hayes and Garfield. At times, his wife comes with him portraying Mary Lincoln.
Schedule: Available throughout the year.
Mr. Ted Bruzas
1410 Laurel Oak Dr.
Avon, IN 46123
Available year round in central Indiana
Ted has brought Lincoln to life in presentations to senior groups, elementary schools, as a greeter at the Indiana State Museum and participation in the Lincoln Days Celebration in Hodgenville, Kentucky.
Has enjoyed studying Lincoln for several years and collected over 260 books. Ted portrays the life of Lincoln as the greatest U.S. President who faced the greatest constitutional crisis of our country and kept the nation together changing the fate of generations to come and the course of history.
Proud life member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.
Mr. Nicholas Bur
513 Mandan Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53188
Mr. Jeff Burgess
1919 Sawmill Road
Clinton, AR 72031
Presently inactive as Lincoln. Available locally only, as biblical characters.
Mr. George Buss
Freeport, IL 61032
Mr. Ron Carley
8208 Parkside Dr.
Westland, MI 48185
Mr. Tom Cecil
218 Patterson St.
Dayton, OH 45419
Mr. George Cheevers
Boston, MA 02124
Available by appointment
I can meet the need of the audience: school (K-16), corporate, historical society, holiday remembrance, home celebration, public speaking out-of-doors, etc.
Worked 3 years as Legislative Aide to Chairman of Ways and Means Committee, Mass. House of Representatives.
More than ten years teaching experience in public schools in Boston and Aichi, Japan. “Looks to me as if Lincoln got up out of his chair, walked down to the street and had his picture taken.” ALP President Dan Bassuk Fourth Place, Lincoln Look-Alike Contest, Ottawa, IL. September 2002.
Railsplitter Award, 2002 (to a new Lincoln presenter who shows “great promise.” )
Lincoln Seminar Participant, with scholar Gabor Boritt, at Gettysburg College, July 2003
Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Mr. William Ciampa
22 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Mr. Lewis Clymer
521 W. Gallatin
Vandalia, IL 62471
Mr. John D. Cooper
11781 Julie Dr.
Baltimore, OH 43105
Available year round
First person presentation of Abraham Lincoln, covering all aspects of his life. Especially enjoy bringing Abraham Lincoln into elementary schools and bringing history alive.
Tailor presentation to groups (see below). You name the topics. Question and answer session available at all presentations.
John Cooper has been presenting Abraham Lincoln since 1988. He has appeared at schools, luncheon and dinner events, fairs and festivals, community programs and dedications, libraries, Civil War events, and clubs and civic groups.
He has studied Lincoln and the Civil War most of his life and compiled an extensive personal library. He has visited most Lincoln-related sites to expand his understanding of the man as he lived.
Each speech is tailored to the particular audience. Some speeches have dealt with Civil War history, Lincoln’s Presidency, key issues confronting Lincoln, Lincoln legal cases, his role in the Republican party, family life, Lincoln on leadership, and Lincoln’s development years. All presentations include humorous stories and usually a recitation of the Gettysburg Address. He will always answer questions from the audience, if requested.
Always engages in meet and greet before and after every presentation. School presentations change from grade level to grade level.
John Cooper is a life member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. He strives to provide an accurate and historical presentation of our greatest President, Abraham Lincoln.
Ms. Jami Coren
531 Park Ridge Ct.
Grand Junction, CO
Jami has been presenting as Abraham Lincoln since 2012, and has been a serious student of the great man since the late 1990’s. She got her love of history from her father, as well as her height, which helps her achieve a convincing portrayal of the late president. It was upon request from a niece to have Jami help with a school project – dressed as Lincoln – which led her to becoming a presenter.
Her current programs are designed for young audiences, as she has recurring classroom visits every winter at local school classrooms.
Mr. Murray Cox
3979 S. Bailey Rd.
Wabash, IN 46992
(260) 563-7126 or toll-free (866) 331-8834
Civil War & Living History events.
Presentations for all ages, telling of:
Murray has been presenting Lincoln since 1985, appearing before elementary classrooms and college forums, Boy Scouts pageants and pilgrimages, Worship Services and Sunday School groups, community and patriotic groups, and even a wedding reception. He has been part of the documentaries about Lincoln presenters “Men in Hats”, and “Life as Lincoln.”
Murray tries to inform people of parts of Lincoln’s life which are not widely known, or which may be misunderstood. His goal is for the listener to have a better understanding of the real Abraham Lincoln and his life.
Mr. Jim Crabtree
610 Royal Springs Dr.
Springboro, OH 45066
Mr. Skip Critell
12294 Hidden Valley St.
Boise, ID 83709
Available year round.
Presentations for all age groups. Custom programs for schools,churches, historical events, and fund raisers.
Background: I have portrayed President Lincoln for public and home schools, libraries, Sunday school and youth groups, Awana conferences, historical museums and societies, theater movie openings, Civil War events, retail stores, parades, television commercials, and a PBS film.
Member of the Idaho Civil War Volunteers.
Involved in an on-going study of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln.
I have been portraying our 16th President since 1999, and am a Life Member of The Association of Lincoln Presenters.
Rev. Chester Damron
215 Perley Hyatt Rd.
Sylva, NC 28779-7885
Mr. Max Daniels
202 N. Pierce
Wheaton, IL 60187
Available year round
Available for Civil War reenactments, schools, libraries, trade shows, conventions, dinner theater, fund raisers, etc.
Programs available for audiences of all ages including kindergarten through the retirement community.
Max and Donna have been portraying President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln since 1988. They were featured on C-Span during the Lincoln-Douglas debate series in 1994 and on the “Someone You Should Know” program on Chicago’s ABC affiliate.
Since 1995, they have performed on numerous occasions at the Lincoln Home Visitor Center in Springfield, Ill. In 2001, they were invited to perform at the Discovery Theater for the Children at the Smithsonian Institution.
They have performed for National Encampment of the Sons of Union Veterans and for the Midwest Civil War Round Table Conference.
Max has also appeared in several commercials including a video for the Admissions department of Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois.
They are popular attractions at Civil War reenactments throughout the Midwest and take great pride in “Bringing history to life” for audiences of all ages.
Mr. Stan DeHaan
3883 Jefferson Ave.
Orange City, IA 51041
Mr. Dean Dorrell
5 1/2 Daviess Dr.
Washington, IN 47501
Available year round.
At 6’6” tall, Mr. Dorrell is similar in stature to Mr. Lincoln. He has been portraying Mr. Lincoln since 1996.
He has appeared in commercials and at festivals, Civil War reenactments, and schools. He has also appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Symphony on the Prairie, and as President Abraham Lincoln in the outdoor musical drama “A Pioneer Tale” at Lincoln Boyhood State Park in Lincoln City, Indiana.
Mr. Nelson Doyle
9 Kelly Ave.
Williamstown, KY 41097
Mr. Randy Duncan
16328 Nicholas Rd.
Carlinville, IL 62626
Mr. Larry Elliott
9221 Springbrooke Circle
Louisville, KY 40241
I have been portraying Abraham Lincoln for 10 years. My family is from Hodgenville, KY where he was born. My great grandmother four times removed, Mary Brooks LaRue, was the mid-wife that delivered Abraham Lincoln.
I am the same height (5 ft. 16 inches, as I tell the kids), same weight and many other similarities.
I have a great desire to keep his legacy alive and have read numerous on him and The Civil War. I present in schools, assisted living communities, battle reenactments, churches civic organizations, etc.
I can tailor my program to fit your needs. Let me bring Lincoln to life!
Mr. Matt Freeman
PO Box 3426
Kodiak, AK 99615
Dr. Gene Griessman
6525 Riverside Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30328
Keynote and banquet presentation: “An Evening With Abraham Lincoln” (or “Lincoln Live”)
Leadership Seminar: “Lessons Learned From Abraham Lincoln And Other Great Leaders”
Mr. Joe Hamilton
851 Bellows Mill Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Mr. James Hayney
37 N. 19th St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
James Hayney has the rare combination of striking physical resemblance to Lincoln, a wealth of historical knowledge, and acting ability. He can tailor his presentation to fit your time schedules, topic interest, and age of audience.
Mr. Joe Hobbs
802 Jefferson Pl
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Mr. Milburn Howard
9246 Bardstown Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42746
Mr. Philip Jensen
74 Gilchrist Hill Rd.
Hartford, NY 12838
Availability on website
A wide variety, for all ages
I have been a Lincoln Presenter for 18 years now.
Mr. Kenneth Jones
1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Mr. Jones performs Lincoln for schools, civic clubs, historical societies and other interested parties. There is no charge for performances, however, any gratuities offered are accepted as donations to a Lincoln student scholarship offered through Dyersburg State Community College.
Mr. Jones is a research and teaching biology professor, with interests in riparian habitats, endangered species. In March, 2001, Mr. Jones portrayed Abraham Lincoln in the play “Mr. Lincoln” and has been “hooked” ever since.
Mr. Matt Jordan
1028 E. Park Ave.
Vineland, NJ 08360
Mr. Thomas S. Katsis
13659 Victory Blvd. #679
Valley Glen, CA 91401
Tom’s available to travel anywhere in this fine nation when booked in advance. Based on presentation requirements, Tom will give amount charged once client and he are clear on what’s expected.
Schools, Universities and colleges, Daughters of American Revolution, Political affiliations, churches, synagogues and any proper venue for the 16th President to enlighten!
Tom’s been portraying Lincoln in films, commercials and live theater for over ten years now. At 6′ 3″ he really inhabits the spirit and nature of this great man and president.
To see reviews of tom’s work simply go to www.tomkatsis.com and enter Lincoln section.
Mr. James Keeran
1513 W. Graham
Bloomington, IL 61701
Mr. John Kemple
322 Washington St. Apt. 4
Pottsville, PA 17901
Mr. John W. King
234 W. 50th St.
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Log cabin to the white house
Was Lincoln a christian?
Lincoln the lawyer
Lincoln and his generals
Mr. Charles Kleiner
4142 Copperfield Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45238
Mr. David Kreutz
40 Princeton Ave
Depew, NY 14043
Rev. Richard Krueger
325 Arapaho Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Mr. Ronald Lowe
660 Plymouth Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
Mr. Abe Maier
6081 150St. NW
Clearwater, MN 55320
Mr. John E. Mansfield
1107 Grandview Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Available year round
Bringing Lincoln to life. Stories of his boyhood through the last day of his life.
Presentations for any age group, children to senior adults.
Winner of 2006, 08, & 11 Lincoln days look-alike contest & 2007, 08, & 11 Oratory contest Lincoln’s birthplace, Hodgenville, KY.
Atlanta History Center
Ohio History Center
Kentucky Heritage Council
Hopkinsville Community College,
Western Kentucky University.
The Hermitage, Home President Andrew Jackson
Rotary International Conference.
“Secession” film “Tennessee Civil War 150 “
International Cable Makers Convention, Washington DC
Mr. Mel Maurer
1988 Sperrys Forge Trail
Westlake, OH 44145
Mel Maurer, a lifetime member of The Lincoln Forum and the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable, appears at the 16th president in his one man show: “An Evening with Abraham Lincoln” and in two co-authored one act plays: “Meet at Hampton Roads: Lincoln’s Last Debate” and “The Lincoln-Douglas Interview – Their
Dr. B.F. McClerren
910 Nursery Rd.
Charleston, IL 61920
Available year round
The McClerren’s have traveled extensively since 1992 presenting “A Visit With The Lincolns” before schools, churches, Civil War round tables, conventions, and Civic organizations.
What We have done:
On September 18, 1994, McClerren portrayed Lincoln for C-Span reenactment of the 1858 Lincoln/Douglas debate at Charleston, Illinois.
In April, 2003, he was featured as President elect in an I-Max movie produced by City Light Time Elevator Production of New York City.
In 1994, McClerren received a “Best Lincoln” award from the ALP.
In 1995, and again in 2002, Dorothy McClerren was awarded first place in the Mary Todd Lincoln look-alike contest at Hodgenville, Kentucky.
In 1995, Dorothy received the “Best Mary Lincoln award from ALP. In 2002 The McClerren’s received the best Abraham and Mary team award from the ALP.
Mr. Patrick McCreary
2116 Hummingbird Road #2
Portales, NM 88130
Year round as available
• National/ International Touring
Completely self contained one-man MainStage shows:
LINCOLN (his entire life in his own words and the words of those who knew him well);
Lincoln and Booth (an original work tracing the significant turning points in their lives leading up to that fatal meeting)
• School presentations for all ages
• Film/ Television/ Radio
• Motivational speaker
Over thirty years in professional theater as an actor/ director/ writer/ producer/ designer
Performance in forty-four states and Europe
Appearances before three other Presidents of the United States: Carter, Reagan, Bush (’41)
Member of Actors Equity Association
MFA in Theater
Former college professor
Former city Mayor
Internationally ranked triathlete
Mr. Leon McKinney
702 Briarwood Dr.
East Wenatchee, WA 98802-8301
Leon’s “Lincoln Live” presentation’s include:
The True Story of the Gettysburg Address
The 8 Habits of America’s Greatest Leader
The Happiest Day of My Life (the day I went to Ford’s Theater)
How I learned to read (for elementary students).
Why I Love the 4th of July
A Sermon by Lincoln: “Lincoln Wrestles with God” based on several of the best books on Lincoln’s spiritual life.
25 Years as an award winning High School Music Educator
25 years in Investments and Insurance
10 years raising money for financially needy student’s for College scholarships ($300,000 to date)
“The Frugal Philanthropist” founder of nonprofit to help high school students.
Master’s Degree in Education and Certified John Maxwell trainer on Leadership.
Bonnie and Leon have 4 children and 4 Grandchildren.
Mr. Whit McMahan
610 Poplar Valley Ct.
Nashville, TN 37221
Whit was born in Christian County, KY (county of Jefferson Davis birth) and has been interested in President Lincoln all his life, visiting his birthplace on several occasions as a child.
Whit offers a one-hour adult presentation, interspersed with period music, which features the life story of Mr. Lincoln. A children’s program is also available. Presentations are generally done in the Middle Tennessee area. He has also portrayed President Lincoln in film, theater, and in a TV documentary.
Whit is a published author and maintains a law library collection previously property of the law firm of Robert Todd Lincoln.
Mr. Rick Miller
409 Leatherbark Dr.
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Mr. James Mitchell
307 North 1st Street
Hope, KS 67451
Can travel, present Abraham Lincoln and adapt to whatever the customer needs are.
Mr. Gerald Payn
768 Greenwood Blvd.
Wooster, OH 44691
Speaks in character on a large variety of topics re: President Lincoln (at any age) and the War Between the States. He is a full height Lincoln who began presenting in 1999 after being inspired by James Getty of Gettysburg, PA. Payn is a life member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. He has been fascinated with his study of Lincoln and has a considerable collection of books, papers, and other memorabilia regarding Lincoln. He has enjoyed visiting places related to Lincoln and the War. Payn considers it an honor and blessing to portray our greatest of presidents.
Mr. Gerald Pitts
134 Highland Dr.
Greenwood, SC 29649-8957
Mr. Lonn Pressnall
400 Loma dr.
Forsyth, IL 62535
Available September through June. Will travel.
Lonn will portray Mr. Lincoln at schools, corporate gatherings, meet and greets, and special events. Lonn is currently doing cemetery walks and other 1860’s sesquicentennial events.
As a retired Speech and Theater professor, Lonn has acted, directed and written plays for the theater and done commercial work for over forty-five years. I have done Abraham Lincoln presentations in first person for about seven years.
Mr. Fred Priebe
47111 Hull Road
Belleville, MI 48111-4296
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Available year round. Check website for availability.
Fred and Bonnie Priebe have been presenting the Lincolns to schools and groups of all types and sizes since 1996. They vary their program to suit the audience and the situation. They always present in the ‘first person’. They will present together or individually. They emphasize Lincoln’s honesty, integrity, patriotism, duty to one’s country and faith in God.
The Priebes are listed in the current Touring Arts Directory of the Michigan Humanities Council.
Their Lincoln travels have taken Fred and/or Bonnie all over the Midwest and parts of eastern United States. A recent presentation was to a standing room only crowd at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Fred presents the 16th President as part of the ‘Democracy on the Green’ project at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Internationally, they have presented Lincoln in Australia, Canada, England and France.
Fred and Bonnie have been educators in public and private schools for over 30 years.
Recent awards received by the Priebes include the Best Abe-Mary Team for 2001, the Best Mary Todd Lincoln for 2001, and Fred was voted Best Abe of 2006.
Mr. Robert Quinn
200 E. Columbia
Danvers, IL 61732
Mr. Mark Steven Rehagen
1104 Swifts Hwy
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Cast in the musical The Civil War as Abraham Lincoln in 2002, many commented that Mark looked “just like Lincoln,” so he felt inclined to continue to bring Abraham Lincoln to life, especially for students. Since that time, Mark has portrayed the Rail Splitter to countless grade school classes and fraternal organizations at Civil War reenactments, historical events, and civic events in the Midwest.
Mark treasures the times he can bring Abraham Lincoln alive for others, and has been a member of the ALP since 2007.
For more information, visit me at www.therailsplitter.net.
Mr Eric Richardson
1140 Starmount Court
Bel Air, MD 21015
As a professional tribute artist, Eric wears a number of different “hats”. In addition to “Lincoln”, he performs some of Peck’s other iconic film roles in his “Gregory Peck: A Walk in his Shoes”…including “Atticus Finch” and “Gen. Douglas MacArthur”. Eric has also presented “Francis Scott Key” singing our National Anthem for the Baltimore Orioles in Oriole Park at Camden Yards! And, he may be the only presenter of Pres. Ronald Reagan.
Eric has been presenting his “Mr. Lincoln” regularly in the Washington, DC area, and has become a corporate favorite. Residing in the Baltimore Metro Area, has made his appearances in the historic corridor of DC to Gettysburg quite convenient, although Eric will willingly bring performances anywhere worldwide.
Garry “Abe” Rissman
255 West 43rd Street, Suite 602
New York, NY 10036
Mr. Danny Russel
8010 Orchid Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Available year round
A four-time grant recipient honored by the Indiana Arts Commission for outstanding theatrical achievement, Russel fully embodies Lincoln’s amazing journey from a log cabin to the White House.
Hilarity, heartbreak and humanity abound during those formative boyhood years in southern Indiana (age 7-21), his numerous business failures, years as a prairie lawyer, life with Mary and their sons, political aspirations, Civil War tragedy and triumph, brilliant speeches, and ultimate freedom for slaves. “Abraham Lincoln: Hoosier Hero” is a fascinating panoply of uproarious comedy, tearful reminiscence, political intrigue and always insightful commentary on the human condition.
Mr. Cortland Savage
Sulphur Springs, TX 76482
Mr. Jim Sayre
1495 Alton Station Rd
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Now in my 35th year of portraying Lincoln I have decided to semi retire.
From a farm wagon stage in Hodgenville, Kentucky to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D C, from ocean to ocean,and border to border, and across the wide Pacific I have had the honor of taking the president to some far away places with strange sounding names.
Appearance now by special request only. I wish to thank everyone that has made this possible.
Mr. Chuck Schmidt
5079 N St.
Mason, IL 62443-2213
Mr. Homer S. Sewell III
P.O. Box 13
Jasper, GA 30143
Available year round
Since 1975 he has presented in 47 states, at 2,200 locations & been seen by two million people.
Even without his top hat & frock-tailed coat total strangers still call him ABE.
Homer is the author of a 300-page autobiography entitled “Image in the Mirror”.
Whether you want to have ABE help you with a school program for your students; speak to your church, Scouts, Lions, Rotary, Optimist, Kiwanis; TV spots; be there to help draw attention at your trade show; or, be the keynote speaker for your annual meeting, Homer & “ABE” can be there for you. HONESTLY!
Homer is a Life Member of the ALP.
Mr. Eugene Sliter
10703 Imperial Rd.
Fayette, IA 52142
Rev. Christopher Small
115 Gregg Mill Rd.
Greeneville, TN 37743
Available year round
Programs tailored to fit your needs, including:
Mr. Lincoln’s Civil War Overview
Mr. Lincoln & the American Dream
Mr. Lincoln & Emancipation
Mr. Lincoln & Learning
Mr. Lincoln’s Values
Mr. Lincoln’s Faith
Mr. Lincoln’s Family
Mr. Lincoln’s Poetry
Mr. Lincoln’s Speeches
Chris Small, M.A., first appeared as Abraham Lincoln in 1997 and joined the Association of Lincoln Presenters in 2000. Serving as a Seventh-day Adventist Pastor for almost six years, Chris is uniquely suited not only to give Lincoln Presentations to many organizations, but also to present a variety of programs for churches.
Chris recently served as an adjunct lecturer at Concordia (Ann Arbor) and Eastern Michigan Universities, with teaching specialties in Communication (Interpretation Performance Study) and Religion.
The Lincoln Project was born in 2003 and includes the following new initiatives: (1) The Lincoln Project is currently teaming with COGfilm to explore a production based within the life of Abraham Lincoln. (2) The Lincoln Project uses ethnographic methodologies to study and document Lincoln Presentation. From this work has grown an original script entitled “Addressing Gettysburg” and an April 2005 presentation at the Central States Communication Association Conference entitled Performance Development: Living Historiography from Scratch.
Mr. Bruce Spear
7003A East Girard Ave.
Denver, CO 80224
Mr. Daniel Storck
8512 Stable Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308
Dr. Richard Swanson
PO Box 1184
So. Wellfleet, MA 02663
Mr. Allen Taylor
16101 S. Hilltop Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Mr. Robert Taylor
5128 E. 91 PI.
Tulsa, OK 74137
Mr. Richard Veit
Coloma, MI 49038
Mr. Roger Vincent
608 Middle Rincon Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Mr. John Voehl
9572 Elk Mountain Circle
Littleton, CO 80125
In his first 22 years of Lincoln work, John Voehl has provided over 1,300 Lincoln presentations and appearances in 45-states, to become a nationally recognized Lincoln Historian and Presenter. John utilizes over 50 different motivational and historically accurate portrayals to make the person of Abraham Lincoln come alive. Frequently, audiences comment that they felt that they were in the presence of the real Abraham Lincoln.
John Voehl is a retired aerospace business professional, with a BA from UC Santa Barbara. He is a Life Member of ALP and other historical organizations, married with 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren
Mr. John Walther
111 Ruct Rd. #107
Bloomington, IL 61701
Mr. J.P. Wammack
Montrose, CA 91020
Speeches, stories, Civil War history, life of Lincoln. Some stories need to be retold. The remarkable story of Abraham Lincoln, who overcame poverty and little formal education, to lead our country through its worst struggle, is a story that deserves to be retold.
J.P. Wammack has been in the life insurance business for 28 years with Northwestern Mutual. He has a Degree in history from UCLA. He is a lifelong Civil War buff having read 100 books on the subject. He enjoys exploring Civil War battlefields and has been known to drive 1000 miles out of his way to do so.
In 2002 he began Lincoln impersonations following a 15 year tradition set by his father, H.M. Wammack. He has portrayed Lincoln more than 100 times at schools, churches, service clubs, and special events. To get into character, J.P. likes to split firewood with a wedge and a sledge hammer.
Mr. Kevin Weinert
2367 El Monte Drive
Oakley, CA 94561
Mr. Stan Wernz
266 Compton Ridge Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45215
Available year round
Presentations use Lincoln’s words and are designed for the specific audience. Stan appears in “Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom” (Best Documentary, Houston Film Festival 2006) and The Smithsonian documentary, “The Fighting Irish.”
For more than thirty years Stan has been recognized in street clothes by friends and strangers for his ”Lincoln look-alike” features. When dressed in Lincoln attire, he fascinates listeners from pre-school to senior citizens as he relates the life, thoughts and comments of our 16th President. Audiences of all ages are captivated by the humor and wide range of topics included in the talks – Lincoln’s youth, hardships endured, lawyering, political life, family, etc. The talks conclude with audience participation in questions and answers. When questions require research, answers follow in writing.
Stan Wernz is a life-member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, and has served as President since 2005.
Mr. Lee Williams
62495 690th St
Wiota, IA 50274
Mr. Philip Williamson
18679 Orchard Hill Dr.
Walton Hills, OH 44146
Often available, will travel to many destinations at personal expense
Presentations in accordance with your interests. Lincoln’s. wit, wisdom and personal ethics. Lincoln’s young family life and education. Appropriate remarks at schools, service clubs, chambers of commerce, business meetings, and historic commemorations.
Ten years of occasional presentations and appearances, now retired, and available much more often.
Mr. David Wolfe
2309 Wintergreen Loop South
Owensboro, KY 42301
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Available all year around, willing to travel any where!
If you are interested in booking Abe for an event please call : 270-313-5596 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Corporate meetings •Civic events •Historical events •Business promotions •Debates and panel discussions •School and Library programs Programs •Lincoln: Kentucky never left me! •Lincoln the Christian •Life of Lincoln •Lincoln Children’s program •Lincoln Adult Program
2006 to 2010 Student at Brescia University, Owensboro, KentuckyGraduated with a history degree.
1990-1990 Owensboro Community College, Owensboro, Kentucky Studied The Arts
1986-1990 Diploma, Apollo High School, Owensboro, Kentucky
Experience: 2007-Present Developed Hauntsofowensboro Ghost Walk Tour Company. Developed President Abraham Lincoln Persona
Lavega Clements History Award, 2009 Dean’s List, 2009 Brescia Student Services Outstanding Participant, 2009 Honary Member of the Spurs 2012. Lifetime member of ALP.
Mr. Kevin Wood
333 S. Oak Park Ave. #2N
Oak Park, IL 60302-3549
708-948-7017 or (708) 979-3093
I am available for engagements year-round.
My motto is “Bringing history – and his story – to life!” I have been doing portrayals since 2000 at schools, churches, civic events, historical events, and various other occasions. I am available for engagements year-round, primarily in the US Midwest.
Having lived for ten years in Spain, I am a “multi-lingual Lincoln”, and do complete presentations in English and Spanish and more limited presentations in French and German. I am a life member of the ALP.
See my website for more information, including links to my social media sites and to my blog (also multi-lingual): “Loathe to Close… Still!”
Mr. Stephen Wood
43 Centennial St.
Claremont, NH 03743
Facebook: Telling His-Story (and Hers)
Available year round.
Steve Wood, member #118 of the ALP and to date, the only member from New Hampshire, has been portraying Lincoln at schools, libraries, historical societies and community events since 1995.
His program, “A Visit With Abraham Lincoln”, includes stories of Lincoln’s 1860 trip to New York City where he delivered his Cooper Union Address, and to New Hampshire to visit his son Robert at Phillips Exeter Academy.
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Mr. Joseph Woodard
602 N. Pine St.
Hazel Dell, IL 62428
Joseph Woodard began his portrayal in 1990 as a volunteer at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historical Site (Lerna, Ill.), the final home of Thomas and Sarah Bush Lincoln – Abraham’s father and step-mother. An employee there, noticing Woodard’s likeness to young Lincoln, suggested Woodard portray the 1845 circuit-riding attorney who would stop to visit his parents whenever the circuit brought him to Coles County.
Since then, Woodard has made numerous presentations before school and civic groups throughout the state. He has appeared at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, at New Salem State Historic Site, the David Davis Mansion Historic Site in Bloomington and at the Vandalia Statehouse, to name just a few.
His list of credits also includes appearances before the Illinois Bar Association, the National Booksellers Convention in Chicago – where Newt Gingrich actively sought to shake his hand – and at a debate re-enactment with Glenn Poshard, former Illinois gubernatorial candidate and the state’s representative to the U.S. House, as Stephen A. Douglas.
In addition, Woodard was featured in “From Surveyor to President: A. Lincoln in Logan County,” a videodisc produced by Main Street Lincoln and made possible by Looking for Lincoln grants, and appeared in the role of Abraham Lincoln in “Stepping Back in Time,” a production used to introduce visitors to Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Lerna, Ill.
He took first place in the Ottawa, Ill., Lincoln Look-Alike Contest (non-bearded category), and has also participated in the Hodgenville, Ky., Lincoln Days Look-Alike Contest for multiple years, finishing as high as second place.
Mr. Howard Wright
6 Foxcroft Lane
Canton, CT 06019
I have been performing as Abraham Lincoln since 2005. Attired in authentic clothing, my delivery is finely tuned to give close approximation to how Lincoln sounded, and I only use verified source material for the programs.
I have performed for historical societies, schools, Civil War events, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center; please see my website for more details.
A Life Member of the ALP, I served as co-chair of the Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. It was a high honor for me to participate in the commissioning events of the USS ILLINOIS submarine in 2016.
Mr. Rick Yarbrough
268 Creekside Dr.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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Facebook: Mr. Lincoln
Rick is a New and somewhat different presenter, as he Presents his self as a writer in his own quotes and Fictional stories about Mr. Lincoln, His pages on Facebook have very many views from the Public, Called Mr. Lincoln.
Rick can most always be met at Lincoln Days in October at Hodgenville in October, and around his city in some local advents.
Rick welcomes all viewers to his pages and comments are also welcome.