The Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association will present Brooks Davis speaking about Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Here is the Association’s description of the event:
The lifelong rivalry between these Illinois lawyers extended from Mary Todd’s parlor to the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives, across the bench of the Illinois Supreme Court, to the campaigns for U.S. Senator and President. Yet Douglas held Lincoln’s hat at his Inauguration, and Lincoln wept when Douglas died. Come and hear fascinating insights into this complex relationship, with special emphasis on how Lincoln’s and Douglas’s legal training and skills shaped the face of the Nation.
Brooks Davis is a nationally acclaimed expert on both Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. He is past president of the Chicago Civil War Round Table and recipient of its prestigious Nevins Freeman Award for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies, chairman of the Stephen A. Douglas Association, and member of the Advisory Committee of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Committee.
The event will be on February 19, 2008 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois. $35.00 for members; $45.00 for non-members. Call 847-8852410 for a reservation.