Frank J. Williams, Founding Chair of The Lincoln
Forum, is the retired chief justice of the Rhode Island Supreme
Court. He has written or edited more than 20 books.
Michael Burkhimer is a history teacher for Haverford School District in Pennsylvania, review editor of Lincoln Herald, author of 100 Essential Lincoln Books and Lincoln's Christianity, and coeditor of The Mary Lincoln Enigma: Historians on America's Most Controversial First Lady.