Who We Are

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, a not-for-profit and nonpartisan
organization, is governed by a Board of Regents and a membership of General Trustees.

The Academy administers the Order of Lincoln, the state's highest honor. The Governor of Illinois is the President of the Academy.

1997 Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks

1997 Laureate
Gwendolyn Brooks*,
Pulitzer Prize poetry winner, Illinois and U.S. Poet Laureate

1981 Laureate Ronald Wilson Reagan

1981 Laureate
Ronald Wilson Reagan*,
U.S. President,
Governor of California,
Television & Screen Actor

2004 Laureate Louis 'Studs' Terkel

2004 Laureate
Louis 'Studs' Terkel*,
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction winner, actor and broadcaster

2007 Laureate Mary Ann McMorrow

2007 Laureate
Mary Ann McMorrow*,
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Illinois, recipient of many prestigious awards

* deceased
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