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"Abraham Lincoln seldom got the chance to go to school. He went to school 'by littles,' he said, and received fewer "In the untrammeled interior of the mind s eye, young Lincoln followed his unrestrained desire to explore new intellectual worlds, even the world of American history, of politics, of law. There, in the frictionless world of thought and fantasy, young Abraham Lincoln found the freedom, the vocation, the solace he yearned for, unshackled from the irremediable, unrequited, hard labor of farmer and village artisan."
"Mr. Lincoln made American politics not only a struggle for personal power and prestige, but instead, a campaign of just ideas, a battle of first principles, a vindication of right-minded policy."
"The self-tutored lawyer from Illinois could not understand those 'don't care' politicians, such as Senator Stephen A. Douglas, who pretended indifference to involuntary servitude."
"For Lincoln, there could be no retreat from the fundamental principles of the Declaration of Independence."
"Lincoln was ambitious to use government to good effect. Government, he said, should enable men and women to do the things they cannot do, or do so well, for themselves in order to develop their freedom, their future, and their country."
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In 1990, Lewis E. Lehrman co-founded the Lincoln & Soldiers Institute at Gettysburg College which annually awards the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize for the best work on the Lincoln era. There, he has taught the Lincoln Senior Seminar. Lewis Lehrman and Richard Gilder established the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University which awards the Frederick Douglass Prize. With Washington College and George Washington's Mount Vernon, they created the George Washington Book Prize.
Together, they built the Gilder Lehrman Collection of original historical manuscripts and documents to teach American History from primary sources. The collection is on deposit for public access at the New-York Historical Society. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has developed its teaching program for high schools and colleges throughout America and England. In November 2010, Messrs Gilder and Lehrman received the William E. Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship for their work promoting the study of American history through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Lewis E. Lehrman was presented the National Humanities Medal at the White House in 2005 for his work in American history. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Lincoln Forum. He is founder and chairman of The Lehrman Institute, a public policy research and grant making foundation established in 1972. The Lehrman Institute created The Lincoln Institute, which has promoted the study of America s 16th president particularly through five topical web sites.
Mr. Lehrman is the author of Lincoln at Peoria: The Turning Point (Stackpole Books, 2008), The True Gold Standard (TLI, 2011, 2013), Money, Gold, and History (TLI, 2013), and Lincoln by littles (TLI, 2013). He is editor of the second edition of Money and the Coming World Order (TLI, 2012). The publications for which he has written include Harper's, Greenwich Time, The New York Sun, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, and Policy Review.
Mr. Lehrman received his B.A. from Yale and his M.A. in History from Harvard. He was a Carnegie Teaching Fellow in History at Yale and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in History at Harvard. Mr. Lehrman is widely known for his run for Governor of New York in 1982. In 1983, Mr. Lehrman was the Cardinal Cooke honoree of the Archdiocese of New York for his early work developing scholarships for New York inner-city schools. He has been a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute, the Morgan Library, the Manhattan Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and the New-York Historical Society. He is a former Chairman of the Committee on Humanities of the Yale University Council.
In April of 1987, Mr. Lehrman joined Morgan Stanley & Company, investment bankers, as a Senior Advisor and a Director of Morgan Stanley Asset Management. In 1988, he became a Managing Director of the firm. He is presently Senior Partner of L. E. Lehrman & Co., an investment firm he established.
Lewis E. Lehrman was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Louise, have five adult children and eleven grandchildren. He has been awarded Honorary Degrees from Babson College (Babson Park, MA), Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA), Lincoln College (Lincoln, IL), Marymount University (Arlington, VA) and Thomas Aquinas College (Santa Paula, CA).Review:
"A superb examination of how Lincoln educated himself is Lewis Lehrman's insightful book, Lincoln 'by littles'."
- Joel Jones, The Daily Times
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