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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  R. Gerald McMurtry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1906 in Hardin County, Kentucky


Illinois Connection

The Author was director of the Louisa Warren Lincoln Library and Museum operated by the Lincoln National Life Insurance company of Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Since McMurty was not a resident of Illinois, but a noted Lincoln Scholar - an Illinois subject of interest - his only books listed in the Illinois Authors Wiki are about Lincoln related subjects.

Biographical and Professional Information

McMurty was not a resident of Illinois, but he was an extensive Lincoln Scholar and gave interviews at the University of Illinois Springfield - formerly known as Sangamon State University. He was succeeded by Mark E. Neely Jr. who was co-author of this book.

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