Bar News - September 8, 2006
Lincoln Scholar, Chief Justice Delivers King Lecture
Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams, one of the nationís leading scholars on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln, will deliver the John W. King Memorial lecture on Sept. 14 at the New Hampshire Supreme Court. His lecture, ďAn Evening with Abraham Lincoln,Ē begins at 7:30 p.m.
Williamsí most recent book, Judging Lincoln, is a collection of essays about the 16th President of the United States delivered over the past 20 years. He also has one of the countryís most extensive collections of Lincoln artifacts, including a transcript of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, signed by President Lincoln. Williams was appointed by Congress to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission which will commemorate Lincolnís 200th birthday in 2009.
Judges, lawyers, legislators and citizens from around the state have been invited to attend the event, which begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the lecture.
For information about public seating, contact the Court Communications Office at 603-271-2646 ext. 362.