Abraham Lincoln Presenters

The Association of Lincoln Presenters


Mr. Donald Ancell

1361 Offshore St
Oxnard, CA 93035
(805) 985- 2535

Available year round

“Lincoln, with a Union soldier, relates how a poor boy made good, encouraging honesty, reading, and integrity. The Union soldier tells of camp life.  Using history, music, and humor, programs captivate students (K-8), birthday parties, luncheons and special events. Lincoln also speaks

When Don allowed his sideburns to become a beard, his friends urged him to become Lincoln.  He then began to study about Lincoln and the Civil War, gaining experience portraying at re-enactments.

Don met Roger Knox (Union) at a re-enactment. A very successful team was formed to the delight of students and teachers alike.”


Mr. Connor Baete

14801 Fox Bend Ct.
Louisville, KY
(502) 593-9219

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
(716) 487-9962

Dennis Boggs

Mr. Dennis Boggs

209 Cottage Place
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 874-8028


Robert Broski as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Robert Broski

Covina, CA 91724
(909) 227-2531


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!

Robert Brugler as Abraham Lincoln in Indianapolis, Indiana

Mr. Robert Brugler

5312 Parkhurst Xing
McCordsville, IN 46055
(614) 312-7461


For 15 years, Robert has brought President Lincoln to life with hundreds of entertaining and thought-provoking presentations at family gatherings, senior citizen centers, schools, libraries, museums, dinners, benefits, Civil War reenactments and many other events.  He is a former teacher at Gahanna Lincoln High School (35 Years) and a Lifetime Member of Association of Lincoln Presenters.

Robert has portrayed the President at Gettysburg, Washington, D. C., the Ohio Statehouse, the Ohio homes of Presidents Grant, Hayes and Garfield. Since he moved to the Indy area, he has become a volunteer at Conner Prairie.

Please contact Robert through GigSalad: www.gigsalad.com/visit_with_abe_mccordsville

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.

Nicholas Bur as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Nicholas Bur

18575 Brookfield Lake Drive, Unit 60
Brookfield, WI 43045
(262) 650-9697

Mr. Jeff Burgess

1919 Sawmill Road
Clinton, AR 72031
(501) 745-1249

Presently inactive as Lincoln. Available locally only, as biblical characters.

Ron Carley as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Ron Carley

8208 Parkside Dr.
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 680-3708

Phillip Chetwynd

Mr. Phillip Chetwynd

P. O. Box 1916
Wakefield, MA 01880
(781) 224-0530
alincoln@erols.com or info@lincolnfortheages.com


Mr. William Ciampa

22 Baltimore St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 337-2122

Jim Conine

Mr. Jim Conine

97 Water St.
Brunswick, GA 31525
(912) 265-4188


John Cooper as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. John D. Cooper

11781 Julie Dr.
Baltimore, OH 43105
(740) 862-6373


Available year round

First person presentations covering Lincoln’s entire life.  Making memories and bringing history alive.  Tailored presentations; you name topics.  Q & A available all presentations.  Programs for schools, fairs, festivals, lunches, dinners, churches, libraries, historical societies, and civic groups since 1988.  Topics like Civil War, Presidency, biography, family life, law cases, religious faith, leadership, coupled with humorous anecdotes and the Gettysburg Address. Meet and greet at all presentations.  School presentations geared to grade level.  Accurate, historical presentations of our greatest President.

Ms. Jami Coren

531 Park Ridge Ct.
Grand Junction, CO
(970) 424-2377

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.

Murray Cox as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Murray Cox

3979 S. Bailey Rd.
Wabash, IN 46992
(260) 563-7126

Available year-round

Civil War & Living History events.

Presentations for all ages, telling of:

  • Lincoln’s youth in Indiana
  • His career as a Lawyer
  • God in the Nation’s life
  • His contacts with Quakers
  • The Lincoln Family Tree
  • Emancipation-Why not sooner?


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.

Jim Crabtree as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Jim Crabtree

610 Royal Springs Dr.
Springboro, OH 45066
(937) 886-0241

Mr. Skip Critell

12294 Hidden Valley St.
Boise, ID 83709
(208) 841-8784


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.

Max Daniels as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Max Daniels

202 N. Pierce
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 462-7286


Available year round

Max & Donna Daniels have been portraying Abraham & Mary Todd Lincoln since 1988. They are past Vice-Presidents of the ALP, and have received many of the awards given by the Association.

They have been featured on numerous television programs, have performed at many of the Lincoln Sites in Springfield, IL, and were especially honored to perform at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

They have been popular attractions at Civil War reenactments throughout the Midwest, and are available for programs at schools, libraries, trade shows, conventions, senior groups/retirement communities, CWRT’s and fund raisers.

Stan DeHaan as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Stan DeHaan

3883 Jefferson Ave.
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 737-8209

Mr. Dean Dorrell

5 1/2 Daviess Dr.
Washington, IN 47501
(812) 617-1806


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.

Randy Duncan as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Randy Duncan

16328 Nicholas Rd.
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-2411

Larry Elliott as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Larry Elliott

9221 Springbrooke Circle
Louisville, KY 40241
H-502-394-0694 C-502-599-6830


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. Mat Freeman

PO Box 3426
Kodiak, AK 99615
(907) 486-3358

Joe Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Joe Hamilton

851 Bellows Mill Road
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
(859) 325-0452

Mr. James Hayney

37 N. 19th St.
Camp Hill, PA 17011
(717) 763-6858


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
(270) 765-6294

Mr. Milburn Howard

9246 Bardstown Rd.
Hodgenville, KY 42746
(270) 549-8307

Mr. Philip Jessen

74 Gilchrist Hill Rd.
Hartford, NY 12838
(518) 632-5922

Available by appointment

A wide variety of presentations for all ages.

I have been a Lincoln Presenter for 18 years now.

Mr. Kenneth Jones

1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024
(731) 288-0658

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
(856) 697-6255

Tom Katsis as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Thomas S. Katsis

13659 Victory Blvd. #679
Valley Glen, CA 91401
(818) 404-1446


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
(309) 829-3640

John Kemple as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. John Kemple

294 South 13th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 601-5331


John W. King as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. John W. King

3747 State Route 47 South
Rock Creek, OH 44084
(440) 479-9435 cell
(440) 563-9598 home


Log cabin to the white house
Was Lincoln a christian?
Lincoln the lawyer
Lincoln and his generals

Charles Kleiner as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Charles Kleiner

4142 Copperfield Ln
Cincinnati, OH 45238
(513) 251-6940

David Kreutz as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. David Kreutz

40 Princeton Ave
Depew, NY 14043
(716) 681-2806

Mr. Lee Lewis

Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 533-6643


Ralph Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Ralph Lincoln

713 Stewart St.
Berlin, PA 15530-1507
(814) 442-6367


Robert Lindsey

Mr. Robert Lindsey

P.O. Box 259356
Chicago, IL 60625


Mr. Ronald Lowe

660 Plymouth Rd.
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 781-0107

Mr. Abe Maier

6081 150St. NW
Clearwater, MN 55320
(320) 558-6386

Mr. Patrick McCreary

2116 Hummingbird Road #2
Portales, NM 88130
(618) 920-7764


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
(509) 393-8301

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.

Personal Achievements:

Award winning High School Music Educator (25 years); Investments and Insurance (25 years); Fund raising for financially needy student’s College scholarships ($300,000 to date);

“The Frugal Philanthropist” founder of nonprofit to help high school students.

Mr. Whit McMahan as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Whit McMahan

1310 Lila Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

(615) 988-0107


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 and Southern Kentucky areas.

Whit has won first place in the annual “Look-a-like” contest in Lincoln’s hometown of Hodgenville, KY on three occasions and has portrayed President Lincoln in film, theater, and in a TV documentary. He is also a lifetime member of the Association of Abraham Lincoln Presenters.

Rick Miller as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Rick Miller

409 Leatherbark Dr.
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
(724) 321-7085


Mr. Doug Miron

Beaufort, NC
(252) 732-0345

Doug Miron is a retired Attorney and Teacher, and currently runs a juvenile justice program in Coastal North Carolina.   At the same time, he desperately tries to carve out time to write, rehearse, act in, direct and produce drama.  His one-act play, “The Douglass-Lincoln Debates,” is a strongly historically-based re-enactment of the 3 meetings between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  The play has been shown around North Carolina the last 2 years, and is now also showing out of state.

Doug is also available for personal appearances at any events that may enjoy Abraham Lincoln.

Mr. James Mitchell

307 North 1st Street
Hope, KS 67451
(785) 512-0390

Can travel, present Abraham Lincoln and adapt to whatever the customer needs are.

Mr. Glenn Murray - Abraham Lincoln Presenter

Mr. Glenn Edward Murray, Esq.

295 Main Street, Room 484
Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 884-0139

He is a former US Army paratrooper, attorney, photographer, author, judge and law school professor, who has portrayed President Abraham Lincoln for students, festivals, historical societies, Civil War events and Bar Association events.

For historical reenactments, Attorney Murray portrayed the lawyer defending Leon Czolgosz (President William McKinley’s assassin in 1901) and portrayed the US Supreme Court Justice who presided over the trial of Susan B. Anthony, who was convicted of illegally voting in 1873.

Dr. Jack Olsen as Abraham Lincoln

Dr. Jack Olsen

61 Magnolia Street
Casper, WY 82604
(307) 277-7797

Dr. Jack Olsen of Casper Wyoming has done Abraham Lincoln presentations for about 28 years, primarily in schools and churches.  He portrays Mr. Lincoln as the man who didn’t give up – from failures in business and politics until the White House, he didn’t give up learning, his dreams, his humor or his beliefs even in the midst of sorrow.   He includes many stories from Mr. Lincoln’s childhood and adult life illustrating his determination.  He is a lifetime member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters.  Dr. Olsen is a retired pastor with a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois and is currently chairman of the board of Casper Christian Middle/High School which he helped start.

Mr. Gerald Payn

768 Greenwood Blvd.
Wooster, OH 44691
(330) 345-5547

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.


Gerald Pitts as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Gerald Pitts

134 Highland Dr.
Greenwood, SC 29649-8957

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GeraldYPitts

Mr. Robert Quinn

200 E. Columbia
Danvers, IL 61732

Mark Rehagen as Abraham Lincoln

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.

Eric Richardson as Abraham Lincoln

Mr Eric Richardson

1140 Starmount Court
Bel Air, MD 21015
(443) 253-5662


Notice a striking resemblance to a legendary Hollywood actor? It’s because Eric is a professional tribute artist (impersonator) to Gregory Peck. One of Mr. Peck’s favorite roles was portraying Mr. Lincoln in “The Blue & The Gray”. Eric has been presenting his “Mr. Lincoln” regularly in the Washington, DC area, and is a corporate favorite. (See his Lincoln auto commercial on his website)

Eric Richardson is represented by The Summit Tribute Group LLC, is a longtime member of SAG/AFTRA and Actors’ Equity, and is proud to be a Life Member of ALP.

Mr. Garry Rissman as Abraham Lincoln

Garry “Abe” Rissman

Times Square
New York, NY 10036


BA in Communications from the University of Iowa;  2 year diploma from the Hamburg Design Academy in Germany.

Experienced photographer and videographer will include a high quality iPhone X video of the event on a tripod for no extra charge.

Experience as Lincoln in movies, TV shows plus had one of the leads as Lincoln in 3 plays at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY.

I love teaching children plus I have endless questions for the audience with prizes; historical lectures are something I relish.

Availability for all kinds of historical lectures at schools, colleges and universities;

Available for all events, birthday parties, weddings, promotions, product endorsements, parades, political events, TV commercials, etc.

Verne Risty as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Vernon Risty

103 E Brittany Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 577-0304


Danny Russel as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Danny Russel

3767 Christina Court
Carmel, IN 46033
(317) 899-1254


Available year round

A seven-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.

Cortland Savage as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Cortland Savage

P. O. Box 4272
Roswell, NM 88202

Jim Sayre as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Jim Sayre

Lawrenceburg, KY

Now after my 35th year of portraying Lincoln I have decided to 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.

I wish to thank everyone that has made this possible.

Homer Sewell as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Homer S. Sewell III

P.O. Box 13
Jasper, GA 30143
(770)402-0917 (Cell); (706)692-3682 (Res/Ofc)


Available year round

Since 1975 he has presented in ALL 50 states as of 2020, at 2,261 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 346 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.

Rev. Christopher Small as Abraham Lincoln

Rev. Christopher Small

160 Roanoke Rd.
Fletcher, NC 28732
(423) 620-3604


Available year round

Programs tailored to your needs:

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 to give Lincoln Presentations to many organizations, especially 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.

Bruce spear as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Bruce Spear

7003A East Girard Ave.
Denver, CO 80224

Mr. Daniel Storck

8512 Stable Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308
(703) 799-4639

Mr. Allen Taylor

16101 S. Hilltop Rd.
Oregon City, OR 97045
(503) 359-3759

Mr. Duke Thompson as Abraham Lincoln

Dr. Duke Thompson

Havre de Grace, MD
(443) 243-7265

Abraham Lincoln is perhaps our most revered President.  He was a statesman, a father, a public servant, a husband. a music lover, an animal lover, and a man of high morals.  Dr. Duke Thompson is Lincoln.  He brings Lincoln to life in familiar and unfamiliar capacities from a short speech about the present day to a one-man show on any parts of his 56 year-long life.  His shows can depict the agony of the Civil War, Lincoln’s love of music and animals, or focus on your chosen topic.  He strolls among, and speaks with the audiences. Lincoln is truly with you!

Mr. Jacob Truax as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Jacob Truax

Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 545-7676


I currently star in a one-man show, An Evening with Abraham Lincoln, featuring an overview of Lincoln’s life with a variety of jokes and anecdotes that Lincoln used to tell.  This one-hour show portrays Lincoln as a lighthearted storyteller bent on entertaining his public, ending with his two most famous speeches, the Second Inaugural Address and the Gettysburg Address.

Mr. Richard Veit

7860 Central
Coloma, MI 49038
(269) 468-4479

Roger Vincent as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Roger Vincent

61 Westgate Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 539-5808; Cell (707) 495-7640

Mr. John Voehl

9572 Elk Mountain Circle
Littleton, CO 80125
(303) 932-0752


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 Rust Rd. #107
Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 663-2620

John was raised in the Lincoln Hills of Southern Indiana and passed from a young to an old man in Central Illinois. Since being cast as Lincoln in “Lincoln’s Lost Speech, John has periodically presented Lincoln in various places such as schools, courthouses, museums, convention centers, rest stops, parks, stages, and parades  for various roles including formal and informal 1st and 3rd person presenter, after dinner speaker, judge, ribbon cutter, and meet and greeter.

Often tailored, these are some presentations.

“Why I love America.” Lincoln explains American ideals though his life story.

“You desire peace;”  Lincoln explains the Emancipation Proclamation and his handling of the war to supporters and critics.

“I love books.”  Lincoln’s early education and the power of books.

Mr. J.P. Wammack

Montrose, CA 91020
(818) 481-5354

Speeches, stories, Civil War history, life of Lincoln. 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.

Mr. Kevin Weinert as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Kevin Weinert

2367 El Monte Drive
Oakley, CA 94561
(925) 679-8624


Mr. Stan Wernz

266 Compton Ridge Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45215
(513) 761-6120

Available year round

Stan, a life-member and ALP President (2005-2022), President Emeritus (2022), is recognized in street clothes for his ”Lincoln look-alike” features. When dressed in Lincoln attire, he fascinates listeners from pre-school to senior citizens while relating the life, thoughts and comments of our 16th President. Audiences of all ages are captivated by the humor and wide range of topics included. Presentations use Lincoln’s words, are designed for the specific audience, and conclude with questions and answers.

Stan appears in two documentaries: “Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom” (Best Documentary, Houston Film Festival 2006) and The Smithsonian’s “The Fighting Irish.”.

Lee Williams as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Lee Williams

62495 690th St
Wiota, IA 50274
(712) 774-5781

Mr. Candler Willis

2858 Green River Rd.
Zirconia, NC 28790
(828) 693-3164

David Wolfe as Abraham Lincoln

Mr. David Wolfe

2309 Wintergreen Loop South
Owensboro, KY 42301
(270) 313-5596

Facebook David Wolfe II

Available all year around, willing to travel any where!

Contact Dave by phone or email for:

  • Corporate meetings
  • Civic events
  • Historical events
  • Business promotions
  • Debates and panel discussions
  • School and Library 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, Kentucky.  Graduated 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 Haunts of Owensboro Ghost Walk Tour Company. Developed President Abraham Lincoln Persona


Lavega Clements History Award, 2009 Dean’s List, 2009 Brescia Student Services Outstanding Participant, 2009 Honorary Member of the Spurs 2012. Lifetime member of ALP.

Mr. Kevin Wood

605 Stockford Dr.
Adrian, MI 49221-1401
517-920-4849 or (708) 979-3093


Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/MrLincolnKevinWood

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MrLincoln_KWood

I am available for engagements year-round.

My motto is “Bringing history – and his story – to life!”  I do portrayals for libraries, museums, schools, senior residences, churches, historical events, civic events, etc.  I offer 14 standard programs including “A New Birth of Freedom” (basic historical program), “Lincoln as Story-Teller”, “Lincoln and Thanksgiving”, “Lincoln on the Gettysburg Address”, “Lincoln the Lawyer”, “Lincoln on Immigration”, “Lincoln on Literature and the Theatre”, etc.  I am a “multi-lingual Lincoln”, offering complete presentations in Spanish and more limited presentations in French and German.  I also offer “virtual” programs via video conferencing (Zoom), live-streaming, and pre-recorded videos.  See my website for more information.

Mr. Stephen Wood

43 Centennial St.
Claremont, NH 03743
(603) 542-6454


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Telling-His-Story-and-Hers-156876327665058/

Available year round.

Steve Wood 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.

He will tailor his program to specific audiences, including addressing soldiers at Civil War reenactments, students from kindergarten through high school, and adult groups.

Send an email to be put on mailing list or check their Facebook page at Telling His-Story (and Hers) for events listings.

Mr. Howard Wright

6 Foxcroft Lane
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-2131


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. Thomas Wright.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-1680; (865)621-2093


Portrayals of Abraham Lincoln

I have portrayed Abraham Lincoln since 2009.  I frequently appear with my wife Sue as Mary Lincoln.

Life member of the ALP; 2016 recipient of ALP Excellence Award.  Member of Knoxville Civil War Roundtable.