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About the Commission

Based at the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, the purpose of the Pennsylvania Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission is to organize, arrange, and coordinate bicentennial tributes to Abraham Lincoln in Pennsylvania and to coordinate those activities with the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of the federal government, as well as other interested parties.

Governor Edward G. Rendell
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Gordon A. Haaland, Chair

President Emeritus of Gettysburg College

Gabor Boritt
Director, Civil War Institute

V. Chapman Smith
Regional Administrator, National Archives

George Cornelius
Acting Secretary
PA Department of Community and Economic Development

H. William DeWeese
Democratic Whip
PA House of Representatives

Michael DiBerardinis
Secretary, PA Dept. of Conservation
and Natural Resources

Andrew Dinniman
State Senator

Barbara Franco
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Philip Horn
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Bob Jubelirer

Joseph J. Kelly
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Humanities Council

John Latschar
Superintendent, Gettysburg National
Military Park

Andy Masich
President and CEO
John Heinz Regional History Center

Keith R. McCall
Speaker of the PA House

Kevin McMahon
President, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

John J. Meko, Jr.
Executive Director, Lincoln Foundation
Union League of Philadelphia

David Myers
Chief of Staff
Bucknell University

Ivory Nelson
President, Lincoln University

Matthew Pinsker
Lincoln Scholar

Kim Sajet
President, Historical Society of PA

Sylvia Strobel
President, Pennsylvania Public Television

Lawrence Taylor
Former U.S. Ambassador to Estonia

Barry Wickes
President, PA Tourism and Lodging Association

Gerald Zahorchak
Secretary, PA Department of Education