Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Location: Maggiano’s-Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC
Members Lincoln Research
Panelists include John O’Brien, Dr. Jon Willen, Richard Margolies, and Karen Needles.
John O’Brien’s research has made him the leading expert on the life of Rev. Phineas Gurley, pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (“Lincoln’s church”), and Rev. Gurley’s relationship with President Lincoln and his family.
Dr. Willen is bringing his medical experience and expertise on Civil War medicine to his research on Dr. Charles Leale, the first physician to treat President Lincoln after he was shot in Ford’s Theatre.
Richard Margolies brings his expertise and experience as a clinical psychologist to the study of Lincoln’s personality and character.
Former LGDC president Karen Needles, is Director and founder of the Lincoln Archives Digital project, which was endorsed by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, in 2007. The goal is to digitize all federal records(executive, legislative, judicial, and military) created during Lincoln's Presidential administration, making them available online, fully searchable.