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:
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2016 Robert J. Lenz
2011 Richard E. Hart
2010 Earl W. Henderson, Jr.
2009 Molly M. Becker
Robert S. Eckley
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