Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday, was originally established to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States whose birthday was February 22nd. The day has come to also honor Abraham Lincoln whose birthday was February 12th.
It has become a day to honor all U.S. presidents as well. Listed below are some of the books in the Library’s collection on our first and sixteenth presidents.
Flexner, James, Washington, the Indispensable Man.
Freeman, Douglas Southall, George Washington, a Biography.
McDonald, Forrest, The Presidency of George Washington.
Nordham, George W., George Washington and the Law.
Dirck, Brian, Lincoln the Lawyer.
Hubbard, Charles, Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership.
Matthews, Elizabeth, Lincoln as a Lawyer: an Annotated Bibliography.
Thomas, Benjamin, Abraham Lincoln: a Biography.
U.S. Presidents as Lawyers:
Gross, Norman, America’s Lawyer-Presidents: From Law Office to Oval Office.