Today marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Beginning with the famous phrase “Four score and seven years ago,” the 1863 speech is an emblem of democracy and freedom and a popular recitation for social studies students and members of Congress alike.
And when searching the Congressional Record for “Gettysburg Address,” the GOP also mentions the speech more overall.
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Top 3 Lawmakers who quote parts of the “Gettysburg Address”
- former Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) — 10 times
- former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson (D-IL) — 4 times
- former Rep. Glenn Poshard (D-IL) — 3 times
On Capitol Words, you can also find Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) complete reading of the Gettysburg Address on Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday in February 2009.