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The Night I Met Abraham Lincoln

Some years ago Christian friends invited Tanya and me to their home to enjoy dinner and a fascinating chat, apparently with the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Was it really he, or was it an impersonator? For most of the evening, it was hard to tell. We were totally delighted, inspired, and intrigued. But who was he really? Homer S. Sewell III was born in 1943 in Hinesville, Georgia. In 1964, while he was in the Army, he accepted a position at the White House with the Communications Agency. During Lyndon Johnson’s administration, he became closely involved with the First Family. In 1975, while living in Orlando, Florida, Sewell responded to an ad asking for volunteers to talk to students in the local schools about any subject of interest. He offered to talk about his experiences in Washington, D.C. At the same time, he began to grow a beard. Local people told him that he bore a striking resemblance to Abraham Lincoln. He started delivering the Gettysburg Address as a part of his school program. Read more


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