‘Lincoln Room’ unveiled at U.S. Capitol
A room in the U.S. Capitol that once served as the post office of the House while then-Rep. Abraham Lincoln served in Congress from 1847-1849 is officially renamed in Lincoln’s honor.
U.S. Reps. Darin LaHood, R-Peoria, and Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Schaumburg, unveiled the “Lincoln Room” on Wednesday.
The room is part of the office of Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, unofficially named the room after Lincoln, but legislation was required to formally name the room in honor of 16th President. LaHood and Krishnamoorthi introduced the legislation last year as part of Illinois’ bicentennial celebration.