Logan Hay Medalists

The purpose of the Logan Hay Medal is to recognize individuals who have made noteworthy contributions to the mission of the Abraham Lincoln Association: to observe each anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; to preserve and make more accessible the landmarks associated with his life; and to actively encourage, promote and aid the collection and dissemination of authentic information regarding all phases of his life and career. The award was established in 1967 by the Association and Logan Hay descendants in honor of Logan Hay, who played an important part in the formative years of the Association. The bronze medal is awarded infrequently and is the highest honor given by the Association.  Past recipients of the Medal are:

Who was Logan Hay?

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2016   Robert J. Lenz

2011  Richard E. Hart

2010  Earl W. Henderson, Jr.

2009  Molly M. Becker

2008
Robert S. Eckley
Georgia Northrup

2002  Thomas F. Schwartz, Illinois State Historian

2000  Cullom Davis, Director, The Lincoln Legal Papers 

1989  Don E. Fehrenbacher, author and teacher, for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of Lincoln scholarship

1989 Richard N. Current, author and teacher, for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of Lincoln scholarship

1984 Floyd S. Barringer, M.D., President of the Association, for his service to the Association and to his efforts in resuming a regular publication program resulting in The Papers of the Abraham Lincoln Association

1972 Paul Findley, Congressman of the 20th Illinois District, for his untiring efforts in the creation of the Lincoln Home National Historic Park

1971 Nelson O. Howarth, Mayor of Springfield, for the constancy of his efforts in preserving the Lincoln Home Area as a worthy memorial to Abraham Lincoln

1969 George W. Bunn Jr., President of the Association, for his guidance of the Association and most especially in the production of the Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln

 

1968 Oliver J. Keller, President of the Association, posthumously, for his efforts in re-activating the Association and restoration of the Old State Capitol

1967  Otto Kerner, Governor of Illinois, for his efforts in the restoration of the Old State Capitol

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