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Abraham Lincoln and Illinois College
A Logical Alma Mater
Download Loreli Steuer’s article, “A Logical Alma Mater – Abraham Lincoln and Illinois College,” that appeared in the March-April 2007 edition of Illinois Heritage published by the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Excerpts from “A Logical Alma Mater” by Loreli Steuer
Abraham Lincoln’s Friends and Mentors at Illinois College
Julian Sturtevant
Illinois College’s second president with whom Lincoln formed the greatest kinship
 
Jonathan Baldwin Turner
With the Greene brothers as intermediaries, Lincoln’s first and only college professor
 
William Herndon
Illinois College student who was Lincoln’s law partner and mentee for 21 years
 
William and Lynn Greene
New Salem brothers who tutored Lincoln from their Illinois College class notes and books
 
Richard Yates
Strong political ally and supporter of Lincoln and first Illinois College graduate
 
David Rutledge
Close friend of Lincoln, and brother of Ann, who most likely urged him to attend Illinois College
 
Harvey Ross
Illinois College student who discussed with Lincoln the news and politics in the papers he delivered
 
William Berry
Illinois College student who was a partner with Lincoln in an early business venture and a close friend
 
David Smith
Illinois College Trustee and co-counsel with Lincoln on more than 60 legal cases
 
Charles Philbrick
Illinois College graduate and part of the Lincoln White House secretarial staff

Honorary Member of Phi Alpha and Sigma Pi Literary Societies
 

    
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