Welcome To The

Lincoln Group

of the

District of Columbia

We are the most active and longest continuously serving Lincoln study organization in the United States of America



The purpose of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia is:

  • to study the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln

  • to engage new generations in understanding his dedication to equality and liberty under law and his attitude “with malice toward none, with charity for all;"

  • to educate about his vision “that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.” 

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"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations."



About the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia
The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia was organized in 1935. It is an active institution dedicated to the study of our 16th President.


David J. Kent: President

Debbie Jackson: VP Special Events
Jon Willen: VP for Programming
Wendy Swanson: Lincolnian Editor
Susan Dennis: Membership Secretary
Ed Epstein: Recording Secretary

Janet Saros: Treasurer

John A. O'Brien: Immediate Past President

Craig Howell: At Large

Richard Margolies: At Large

Rod Ross: At Large

Scott Schroeder: At Large

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  • Lincoln in Art and Culture, 11:30 a.m. Luncheon
    Tue, Dec 13
    Maggiano's Little Italy
    Enjoy our Annual Holiday Luncheon with Michael Fowler, author of "Calling the Fleeting Breath: Glimpses of Abraham Lincoln's Personage Through Art and Material Culture."
  • Lincoln’s Greatest Speeches, 6 pm Zoom Only
    Tue, Jan 17
    Author Diana Schaub will discuss her book on "His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation."
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