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Elyssa Goldman '00

I was given to UW-Madison in 1909 by my sculptor, Adolph Weinman. However, my inscription attributes the gift to Madisonian Thomas Brittingham, who paid for my casting and pedestal. My namesake, Abe Lincoln, is considered a patron of the university because he signed the Morrill Act in 1862 to provide federal aid to land-grant colleges like UW-Madison.

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