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Name:  Gordon Leidner  

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Gordon is originally from Greenville, Illinois and he attended the University of Illinois.

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Gordon Leidner has been a student of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War for most of his life. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute for over ten years, and is a past president of the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. He has lectured on Lincoln at the Smithsonian Institution and Johns Hopkins University, and has written numerous articles on Lincoln, including many discussing him in light of modern leadership theory. He has a MGA from the University of Maryland in Applied Management and a BS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois.


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