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. What do you regret most?

A. Never winning any political campaign on which i served as a press secretary

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Baseball player

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Impatience and bad temper

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Generosity (I'm told) and humor

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