Steers, Edward, Jr. 1937-

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Steers, Edward, Jr. 1937-


Born May 21, 1937, in Bethlehem, PA; son of Edward (a bacteriologist) and Mary (a homemaker) Steers; married Patricia Aire, September 14, 1957; children: Laura Steers Davis, Susan Steers Queen, Elizabeth Steers St. Laurent. Education: Attended Moravian College, 1955-56; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1959, Ph.D., 1963.


Home—Berkeley Springs, WV. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, instructor in biology, 1960-63; National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, staff fellow at Laboratory of Chemical Biology, 1963-65, research biologist, 1965-84, instructor in cell biology, 1966-71, deputy scientific director of Division of Intramural Research, 1984-94, retiring in 1994; freelance writer, 1994—. George Washington University, adjunct professor at medical school, 1966-86; Foundation for Biomedical Research and Education, vice president, 1986-90. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, member of advisory board, 2002—; guest on media programs.


American Society of Biological Chemists, American Society for Cell Biology, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Company of Military Historians (fellow), Sigma Xi.


Achievement Award, Lincoln Group of New York, 2002, for Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.


The Escape and Capture of John Wilkes Booth, Thomas Publications (Gettysburg, PA), 1992.

The Quotable Lincoln, Thomas Publications (Gettysburg, PA), 1993.

Lincoln: A Pictorial Biography, Thomas Publications (Gettysburg, PA), 1996.

His Name Is Still Mudd: The Case against Doctor Samuel Alexander Mudd, Thomas Publications (Gettysburg, PA), 1997.

Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln (History Book Club selection), University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2001.

(Editor) The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators, University Press of Kentucky (Lexington, KY), 2003.

Author of pamphlets related to the presidency and assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including North-South Trader, Military Images, Civil War Regiments, Louisiana Life, Civil War History, Civil War Times, and Military Collector and Historian. Review editor, Lincoln Herald, 2001—; associate editor, North and South; editor of special issue, Military History, 2002.