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General Information


Pen Name: William H. Herndon

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1818, in Greensburg, Kentucky

Illinois Connection

Herndon's family moved to Illinois in 1820. By the spring of 1821 the family was living in Sangamon County. When William was five, the family settled in the German Prairie settlement located five miles northeast of Springfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Herndon was a law partner and biographer of President Abraham Lincoln. He was an early member of the new Republican Party and was elected mayor of Springfield, Illinois.

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