Robert Lenz has engaged in the general practice of law in Bloomington – Normal since 1963. He is a former President of the McLean County Bar Association. and his legal presence includes the following:
President, Abraham Lincoln Association
Regent, The Lincoln Academy of Illinois
Advisory Board, Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Advisory Board, The Lincoln Forum
David Davis Mansion Foundation, Past President
Founding Chairman, Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission of McLean County
Member, Historical Society of McLean County
Looking for Lincoln, Board of Directors
Classroom lectures, Illinois State University, Heartland Community College
Speaking for organizations including Bloomington Rotary, Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary, Bloomington-Normal Golden Kiwanis, DAR, SAR, Young Men’s Club of Bloomington, League of Women Voters, ACLU, Bloomington Exchange Club, Civil War Education Association (Sarasota)
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1954 Freeport High School
1959 University of Illinois B.A.
1963 University of Illinois College of Law
Community and Civic Engagement
1963 Delegate, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Conference, Istanbul, Turkey
1966-1967 Rotary Group Study to Southeast Asia
1967 Founding Board Member, Adlai Stevenson Lectures
1971 YMCA International Committee, World Meeting, Kampala, Uganda
1972 Candidate for the Illinois State Senate
1975 - 1981 Elected Member, Board of Trustees, University of Illinois
1975 - 1981 Chairman, State Universities Civil Service System, Merit Board
1979 - 1981 Member, Illinois Board of Higher Education
2006 Fundraising Campaign for Salvation Army Safe Harbor
2011 – Prairie State Legal Services, pro bono
Married to Peggy Lenz, 3 adult children, 6 grandchildren.
Bob and Peggy live on a small farm near the Mackinaw River on the border of Woodford and McLean Counties.