Abraham Lincoln Portrayed by Pete Raymond of Wooster, Ohio
Pete Raymond of Wooster, Ohio has an uncanny resemblance to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. To the delight of all who see him, his exceptional portrayal of honest Abe brings history to life.
Raymond’s love for impersonating Abraham Lincoln has taken him across the eastern states since the year 2000. His presentations focus on the former president’s life as he grew to adulthood, his leadership during the Civil War, and his love of the United States until his untimely and tragic death.
Raymond’s likeness appears on the cover of a book entitled Land of Lincoln authored by Andrew Ferguson. In 2006, the Atlantic/Grove Publishing Company of New York chose Raymond as the one they thought looks most like Lincoln for their cover. The book is available in hardcover and paperback.
Raymond is a life member of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. This is an organization of over 170 portrayers of Lincoln from 35 states making presentations in first person, dressed in Lincoln-era attire. Members of the Association have been on C-SPAN in the Lincoln Douglas Debates re-enactment, in schools, churches, plays, movies, parades and celebrations throughout the world for more than a decade.
In Worship services, his sermon-length presentation of Mr. Lincoln’s personal testimony reveals the heart-wrenching trials of his presidency and the Civil War.He brings history to life to the delight of students and teachers alike for grades preschool through grade 6. He encourages children to read and study, much like Lincoln himself.
His assembly-style presentation for older students covers Lincoln’s life from birth to his assassination. Time can be allotted for questions and answers.
Length and focus of presentations can be tailored to your time schedule and needs. Fees are negotiable depending on travel distance and type of presentation. References are available on request.