"Bob Lincoln for President" - The Public Life of Abraham Lincoln's Oldest Son
Abraham Lincoln's oldest and only surviving son Robert lived his adult life in the public eye. As a public man, he could have had any elective office he wanted, up to and including president of the United States. Unlike his father, Robert had no interest in being a politician; he did believe in the duty of a citizen, however, and held multiple appointed offices in federal and state government. Even in his private life as lawyer and businessman Robert faced various issues that resonated in the public arena. While today Robert Lincoln's life is relatively obscure, he was a respected man during his lifetime who showed himself to be a worthy heir of one of the greatest Americans, and today is considered one of the most successful presidential children in US history. Lincoln historian and Robert Lincoln biographer Jason Emerson will examine Robert Lincoln's public life and show how and why the oldest Lincoln child was exactly the kind of man his father wanted him to be.
Jason Emerson is the author or editor of nine books, including Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln, The Madness of Mary Lincoln, and Lincoln the Inventor. Learn more about him on his website at www.jasonemerson.com.
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When: Wednesday, June 21, 2023 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM