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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William Henry Herndon  

Pen Name: William H. Herndon

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1818, in Greensburg, Kentucky

Died: 1891 in Springfield, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Herndon's family moved to Illinois in 1820. By the spring of 1821 the family was living in Sangamon County. When William was five, the family settled in the German Prairie settlement located five miles northeast of Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Herndon was a law partner and biographer of President Abraham Lincoln. He was an early member of the new Republican Party and was elected mayor of Springfield, Illinois.


Published Works

  • Herndon's Lincoln,Vol. 1: The True Story of a Great Life; The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln ,Forgotten Books ,2017
  • Abraham Lincoln,Vol. 2 of 2: The True Story of a Great Life ,Forgotten Books,2016
  • Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life,CreateSpace,2014


Selected Titles At Your Library

HERNDON'S LINCOLN :
ISBN: 1440073368. OCLC Number:

FORGOTTEN Books,. [Place of publication not identified],. 2015.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN :
ISBN: 133054062X. OCLC Number:

FORGOTTEN Books,. [Place of publication not identified],. 2017.


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