Lincoln the Lawyer Award Recepients

The purpose of the Lincoln the Lawyer Award is to recognize individuals who reflect the character and ideals of Abraham Lincoln in their legal careers. The award is given infrequently.  Past recipients are:

2017

Thomas S. Johnson, Rockford, Illinois



2015

Richard L. Thies, Attorney, Urbana, Illinois







2010



Hon. Frank J. Williams, Retired Supreme Court Justice of Rhode Island







2000



Elmer Gertz, World-renowned Chicago Civil Rights Attorney

1998



Joseph H. Hartzler, United States Attorney for the Central District of Illinois

1992



The Honorable Richard Mills, United States District Judge for the Central District of Illinois

1991



John P. Frank, Distinguished Legal Scholar and Lincoln Biographer

1990



The Honorable Harlington Wood Jr., Circuit Judge United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

1989



The Honorable John B. Hannum, Senior United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

1987



The Honorable James R. Thompson, Former Governor of Illinois

1986



The Honorable Robert C. Underwood, Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois

1985



The Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz, Senior United States District Judge, Chicago
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