Harold Holzer

Harold Holzer, a leading authority on Lincoln and the Civil War, is Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and a Roger Hertog Fellow at the New York Historical Society. Widely honored for his work, Holzer earned a second-place Lincoln Prize for Lincoln at Cooper Union in 2005 and in 2008 was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Holzer is Senior Vice President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lives in Rye, New York.

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Harold Holzer
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Excelsior

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Passenger on a time machine

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. white moustache--which ive had since i was 20

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Generosity (I'm told) and humor

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