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Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad: Main Line of Mid-America. The Illinois Central may well be proud of Abraham Lin coln - not because he afterward became President of the United States, but because as an attorney he served his client superlatively well.
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Abe Lincoln, rail splitter to well-paid railroad lawyer. Abraham Lincoln spent more time working for the Illinois Central Railroad than any other employer aside from his public service as a state representative, a Congressman and president of the United States.
In the ’s, Lincoln began handling a significant amount of railroad litigation, sometimes as a railroad company’s lawyer, sometimes representing the railroad company’s adversary.
Byhe had established a solid reputation as an attorney with railroad litigation. Abraham Lincoln built his case proving that Barret was a stockholder of the company and that the Alton and Sangamon Railroad had the right to sue for delinquent payment.
The Illinois Supreme Court accepted the lawyer’s argument which helped establish the principle that corporation charters could be amended in the face of public interest. A History of Abraham Lincoln and His Lawyer Career Abraham Lincoln is famous for being the 16th president of the United States.
He is also known as the president responsible for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation and winning the Civil War, which led to the end of the practice of slavery in America. Abraham Lincoln as Attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad Company (Chicago: Ginthorp Warren Printing Co., ), by Illinois Central Railroad Company with included letters at the end: multiple formats at The Lincoln travel party finally arrived back in Springfield late on Friday, July 22 nd, successfully wrapping up a nine day, mile tour of the properties of the Illinois Central Railroad.
Epilogue. Abraham Lincoln would go on to successfully defend the Illinois Central Railroad Company in the case People v. Lincoln served as a lobbyist for the Illinois Central Railroad as its company attorney. Success in several court cases brought other business clients as well — banks, insurance companies and Born: The Illinois Central Rail-Road Company offers for sale over 2, acres selected farming and wood lands, in tracts of forty acres and upwards, to suit purchasers, on long credits, and at low rates of interest, situated on each side of their rail-road, by.
Lincoln first appeared for the Illinois Central Railroad, probably the largest business corporation in the state, in May He was handsomely rewarded for his successful advocacy for the company. Lincoln, Abraham, -- Career in law.
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Lincoln as a Young Lawyer. Lincoln Legal Career Timeline Abraham Lincoln enjoyed a successful legal career in Illinois spanning nearly 25 years. Like most lawyers of his time, he did not attend law school.
It was customary to study under established lawyers, but he lived in. ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD, * BY CHARLES LEROY BROWN Illinois Central Railroad Company, chartered by the General Assembly of Illinois inhad completed the building of its railroad on Septem Its mileage of miles made it the longest rail-road in America at the time.
By all standards it was the. experiences as counsel for the Illinois Central Railroad, Abraham Lincoln became known as "one of the most successful railroad attorneys., 6.
His role as a corporate attorney "reveals a more realistic Lincoln than our mythic man of the grade-school texts." 7.
To place. Lincoln's fees were usually in the $5 to $20 range, but he once charged $5, Lincoln represented the Illinois Central Railroad throughout the 's.
In the McLean County Tax case, a case Lincoln won for the railroad, he charged his largest fee ever: $5, The case was called Illinois Central Railroad v. Lincoln served as a lobbyist for the Illinois Central Railroad, assisting it in getting a charter from the state, and thereafter he was retained as a regular attorney for that railroad.
After successfully defending the company against the efforts of McLean county to tax its property, he received the largest single fee of his legal career—$5, Lincoln appeared before the Illinois Supreme Court in cases; he was sole counsel in 51 cases, of which 31 were decided in his favor.
From toone of his largest clients was the Illinois Central Railroad. His legal reputation gave rise to the nickname "Honest Abe".Born: FebruSinking Spring Farm. A cherished image of Abraham Lincoln has him on horseback, law books and legal papers in saddle, crossing a stretch of unbroken Central Illinois prairie from one county seat to another.
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Benner, “The Abraham Lincoln Legal Papers: The Development Author: Mark E. Steiner. Lincoln represented the Illinois Central in 45 cases in the s, mostly as defense attorney. The Mr. Butler mentioned was William Butler ().
He and Lincoln became friends when Butler was Clerk of the Sangamon County Circuit Court () and Lincoln a circuit lawyer. Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, and the Structure of Reason: Holzer, Harold: Lincoln: President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter Illinois Central Railroad Company: Abraham Lincoln As Attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad Company: Kushner, Tony: Lincoln: The Screenplay: Lamon, Ward H.
Before his presidency, from toLincoln practiced law in the courts of central Illinois. Part of an ambitious undertaking to collect and publish the surviving documentary record of Lincoln's life, this four-volume set addresses his quarter-century law career.
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Hurd v. Rock Island Bridge Company () is a landmark American civil case that won Abraham Lincoln fame as a lawyer. Case. America's expansion west, which Lincoln strongly supported, was seen as an economic threat to the river trade, which ran north-to-south, primarily on the Mississippia steamboat collided with a bridge, built by the Rock Island Railroad, between Rock Homes and places: Lincoln Birthplace, Knob .Its large and admirable body of contextual material offers insight into Lincoln’s professional life as a busy 19th-century lawyer, while the assortment of his most important and most interesting cases—such as the famous William “Duff” Armstrong “moonlight” trial and Illinois Central Railroad v.Abraham Lincoln appeared as counsel before the Illinois Supreme Court in approximately cases.
Those cases and the citation to the Illinois Reports where they are published are listed below: Anderson v. Ryan, 8 Ill. Illinois Central Railroad Company v.
Hays, 19 Ill.