The Spirit of Abraham Lincoln


Richard Salva is a Lincoln presenter who lives in Northern California.

Richard studied Abraham Lincoln’s life in-depth for ten years. He has written a critically acclaimed book on the life of Lincoln, and will carry that knowledge and a deep sense of Lincoln’s spirit into his performance.

Richard is a talented and accomplished stage actor, who over decades of experience has portrayed numerous characters onstage, including Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek, the Next Generation), Bertie Wooster (from the Jeeves and Wooster series by P.G. Wodehouse), and Lord Kovar (The Peace Treaty by J. Donald Walters).

Richard has appeared on television and NPR, CBS, and Clear Channel radio. He also portrayed a psychologist in the movie, The Answer.

To watch Richard as Lincoln reciting The Gettysburg Address (with a brief introduction), click here.


"It was a joy to have Abraham Lincoln visit our classroom. The stories you told were interesting and surprising. I had not heard many of them. The children particularly enjoyed it when you took a volunteer from the audience to demonstrate how you were mischievous as a young man. It was a very enjoyable and educational program. Thank you."--Kathy Rodrigue, 3rd and 4th grade teacher

"Thank you for being Lincoln at our school. You were amazing and we really enjoyed it."--Hassi Bazan Copley, preschool teacher

Would you like to have “Abraham Lincoln” address your schoolchildren or your group?

Richard’s Lincoln presentations generally last from 45 minutes to an hour. He will tailor his presentation to the needs of your group.

To schedule a Lincoln presentation by Richard Salva,* contact him at spiritoflincoln [at] gmail [dot] com.


*At present, Richard performs Abraham Lincoln presentations only in Northern California.

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