i recently read "Team of rivals", a biography of lincoln, which makes salmon p. chase (northern kentucky u) look really petty.vermont law school isn't named after anyone, as far as i know, but from what i hear it was founded by a con artist as a draft-dodging scheme during vietnam. actually, i think the story is kind of similar to the premise of the forthcoming movie "accepted": a school is founded as a scam, then it's forced to become real once people apply.
John Marshall Law School named after Chief Justice John Marshall.
After explaining that it was common for men to sleep in the same bed at that time, that men were free to express tender affection for one another then without fear of gossip (and noting that there is less of that in Lincoln's correspondence with Speed than in other letters of the time), that psychoanalyst and historian Charles B. Strozier said that a sexual relationship of that sort at that time would have left Lincoln "full of shame, confused, and hardly likely to end up in politics" (Ibid., p. 38), and that Lincoln spoke freely and openly of sleeping with Speed in later years which would have been unthinkable is the relationship had been sexual, he concludes, "In my judgment, these two young men were simply close, warm friends..." [Idem.]
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