Frank J. Williams

Frank J. Williams

Chief Justice (Ret.) of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, Frank J. Williams is the author of Judging Lincoln (2002) and Lincoln as Hero (2012), a coauthor of The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views (2008), and a coeditor of The Mary Lincoln Enigma (2013), among other works. He has amassed a private library and archive that ranks among the nation’s largest and finest Lincoln collections. Founding chair of the Lincoln Forum and past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association, he serves as literary editor of the Lincoln Herald, where his quarterly “Lincolniana” survey appears, and is currently at work on an annotated bibliography of Lincoln titles published since 1865.

Lectures

  • Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties in Wartime
  • Abraham Lincoln and Leadership
  • Abraham Lincoln as a Lawyer
  • Abraham Lincoln at 200
  • Abraham Lincoln, Evolving Commander-in-Chief
  • Judging Abraham Lincoln as a Judge
  • Lincoln's Reelection Almost Derailed by Peace Talks
  • Reconstruction: What Went Wrong