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“I do not seek applause, nor to amuse the people, I want to convince them.” —Abraham Lincoln
2017 David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften AUTHOR'S VOICE® The Ultimate Guide to the Gettysburg Address

David Hirsch
 <> is an attorney in Des Moines, Iowa. He has a BS from Michigan State University and a JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law. He clerked for an Iowa Supreme Court Justice from 1973-1974. In addition to a diversified law practice, Hirsch was a columnist for the American Bar Association Journal for over a decade.

Hirsch is admitted to practice in all Iowa state trial and appellate courts, plus:

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
United States Court of Claims
United States Tax Court

Dan Van Haften 
<> lives in Batavia, Illinois. He has BS, with high honor, and MS degrees in mathematics from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. He began his career with AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1970, and retired from Alcatel-Lucent in 2007. He worked on
telecommunication software development and system testing. He presently writes full time.

            The authors in Gettysburg November 2010.