Researching Robert G. Ingersoll
I have become fascinated by the life and work of Robert G. Ingersoll (1833 – 1899), Civil War Colonel, friend of Walt Whitman and Mark Twain, nationally known lecturer on many topics, lawyer and, if he had not been an avowed non-believer, he could have been President of the United States.
He was known as “The Great Agnostic” and was an early, and liberal, Republican who was a supporter of civil rights, women’s rights and freedom from religion long before the intellects of the mid to late 20th Century.
I’ll be posting transcripts of his speeches and other writings on the Robert G. Ingersoll page I have established on this blog.
Posted on April 12, 2012, in Announcement, Art, Arts, atheism, blogs, Books, Education, Opinion, Politics, quote, Science, Word from Bill and tagged Christopher Hitchens, Great Comet, IBM, Mark Twain, President of the United States, Robert G. Ingersoll, United States, Walt Whitman. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Researching Robert G. Ingersoll.