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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Guy C. Fraker  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: 1938 in St. Joseph, Missouri


Illinois Connection

Fraker lives in Bloomington.

Biographical and Professional Information

Guy C. Fraker has written extensively and lectures frequently on the Eighth Circuit. He was the consultant on the award-winning PBS documentary, “Lincoln, Prelude to the Presidency,” and co-curated “Prologue to the Presidency: Abraham Lincoln on the Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit,” a traveling exhibit also on permanent display at the David Davis Mansion, a state historic site in Bloomington. He served as an advisor to the National Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. A retired attorney in Bloomington, Illinois, Fraker is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He is also a past president of the McLean County Bar Association.

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