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Dave Leroy
Idaho State Liaison

P.O. Box 122
Boise, Idaho 83701
(208) 342-0000
(208) 342-4200 (F)
http://lincolnbicentennial.Idaho.gov 

 

 

Dave Leroy is a former prosecutor, attorney general, lieutenant governor and United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator.  Dave Leroy has written and spoken about Abraham Lincoln for thirty years.  He holds an honorary law degree from Lincoln College and serves as chairman of the Governors Council of the United States Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

His first book length text about Lincoln, Mr. Lincoln’s Book, was released in September 2008.  Dave lives with his wife Nancy in Boise, Idaho Bordeaux, France.

 

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Message from Idaho Governor Butch Otter:

"Abraham Lincoln has a unique and special relationship to the state of Idaho.  I urge every American to celebrate and learn about the legacy of our sixteenth president.  There is no better place to start than the area he called "Old Idaho."

 

Goals and programs for the Idaho ALBC.  Check back regularly for updates or visit the Idaho Lincoln Bicentennial Commission website for more information on future celebrations. 

  • A gubernatorial proclamation of Feb 12, 2008 as Abraham Lincoln Legacy Day.
  • A statewide travelling museum exhibit visiting schools, libraries, museums and community centers for 20 months.
  • A Lincoln speakers bureau with the Idaho Humanities Council.
  • A Lincoln Presenters Tour featuring Skip Critell.
  • Pennies for Lincoln.
  • A high school essay contest.
  • The relocation and rededication of the oldest Lincoln statue and monument in the Western United States - February 12, 2009.
  • Lincoln publication by the Boise State University Center for History and Politics illustrating Lincoln's connections with Idaho.
  • Lectures, forums, and public events, including "An Evening with Mr. Lincoln" at the Idaho State Historical Museum.
  • A traveling exhibit at the Museum of Idaho in Idaho Falls from September 15 to December 15, 2009 with artifacts and interpretive materials from throughout the country.