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Lincoln's Life Inspires Bi-Centennial Committee Chairman

Last updated on Monday, February 18, 2008

(UNDATED) - It is one thing to say that Lincoln’s character was formed during the 14 years he and his family spent in Southern Indiana, but it’s another thing, to prove it.

But the chairman of the national committee to celebrate the bi-centennial of Lincoln's birth, is living proof that life-altering events can happen at an early age.

Frank Williams was in the sixth grade when he was given a seat assignment in the back of the class next to a portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Williams soon took an interest in Lincoln. It was an interest that continued to grow and eventually influenced Williams.

As the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Rhode Island, Williams often finds himself, thinking from the perspective of a Southern Indiana boy who would someday, be president.

Judge Williams continues to study Lincoln and he hopes that his ongoing interest, helps him to become a better person.

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