The Ingersoll Chronology and Me

Steven C. Lowe

In doing research to develop the Walking Tour of Ingersoll-related Sites in Washington, D.C. (http://ingersoll.wash.org), I used the original Ingersoll Chronology to discover the events and dates of Robert Green Ingersoll’s life while he was living or visiting the nation’s capital. I could count the number of times he delivered lectures, where, and which lectures he delivered.

I have done the same to develop talks about Ingersoll’s legacy in Atlanta and Baltimore.

I used the Chronology to determine, over his career, which lectures were delivered most often and where.

I have used the Chronology to visualize and analyze the routes he took on his many speaking tours across the country.

One can discover with the Chronology if Ingersoll ever visited or spoke in a particular city or state, when, and which lecture he delivered while there. It is a wonderful tool to have to tell Ingersoll’s story. It has great potential for historians and further research about each of the speaking tours he took over his career.

I am delighted to see this research tool available to the public again.

Steven C. Lowe

After a stint in Zaire as a math teacher with the Peace Corps, Steven C. Lowe worked for nineteen years in telecommunications for AT&T, Lucent, and Ayaya. He has been an activist in the humanist and freethought movement since 2001 and currently serves on the board of directors of the Washington (D.C.) Area Secular Humanists.


In doing research to develop the Walking Tour of Ingersoll-related Sites in Washington, D.C. (http://ingersoll.wash.org), I used the original Ingersoll Chronology to discover the events and dates of Robert Green Ingersoll’s life while he was living or visiting the nation’s capital. I could count the number of times he delivered lectures, where, and which lectures he delivered. …

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