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

2014 Laureate Hillary Rodham Clinton

2014 Laureate
Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton,
U. S. Secretary of State, Senator, and First Lady,
Advocate for children and families

* deceased
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