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Abraham Lincoln is a Modern Day Paralegal

Abraham Lincoln is a Modern Day Paralegal

I knew this headline would get your attention. Seriously, Washington paralegal Abraham Lincoln is named after President Abraham Lincoln and even claims the nation’s 16th president is a very distant ancestor. Of course, his email username is “mrprez16”.

The current Mr. Lincoln’s mother describes how she chose his name:

“I never knew I was going to marry a man with the last name ‘Lincoln,’ never dreamed about it. So when I got married (in 1982) to my husband, Dean Lincoln, and we had our second child, and it was a boy,” she says, snapping her fingers, “sure enough, I wanted to name him Abraham.”

“We didn’t have to argue very much because of course the heritage that he has … and his great-grandfather’s name was Abraham.”

He is interested in attending law school, with an eye on a future career in politics or public service like his namesake.


Of the current Mr. Lincoln’s aspirations, President Lincoln might say, “You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm.” (Source:Letter to General Joseph Hooker, Jan 26, 1863)

Does anyone remember using the same educational coloring book picture of Lincoln shown above — in elementary school during the 1970’s?

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Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

Telephone: 336-582-0003

Inquiries are welcome, with free quotes available.

Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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