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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.


Speaking Engagements

Selected Titles At Your Library

ABRAHAM LINCOLN :
ISBN: 133054062X. OCLC Number: 988848138

FORGOTTEN Books,. .

ABRAHAM LINCOLN, MISS. ANN RUTLEDGE, NEW SALEM, PIONEERING AND THE POEM :
ISBN: 1331573165. OCLC Number: 975403692

FORGOTTEN Books,. .

HERNDON'S LINCOLN :
ISBN: 1440073368. OCLC Number: 976235753

FORGOTTEN Books,. .

Herndon's Lincoln :
ISBN: 0548494797. OCLC Number: 701614353

Kessinger Publishing,. .