Michael Kovacevich

Michael Kovacevich

Title: Historian and Lecturer in American History
Location: Akron, Ohio, United States

Michael Kovacevich, historian and lecturer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in American history and education.

As an expert on topics pertaining to the Civil War, slavery and emancipation, and the Reconstruction Era, Mr. Kovacevich has enjoyed a fulfilling career as a historian and lecturer of American history. By sharing his lectures with historical societies, Civil War round tables, schools and other organizations, he is proud to have been able to bring history alive in a way that is both entertaining and informative. Harboring a passion for American history since playing with toy soldiers as a child, Mr. Kovacevich earned a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Akron in 1976. It was not until the early 1990s, however, that he began to present his research on President Andrew Johnson and establish himself as a Civil War re-enactor and lecturer. Since 2009, he has presented for over 20 organizations, societies and round tables.

In addition to his career as a historian, Mr. Kovacevich has found success as the owner of Mr. “K” Products, a distribution services clerk at Bank One, a data distribution clerk for Bridgestone and Firestone and a deputy clerk for the Summit County Probate Court. Furthermore, he served as a hospital steward with the Fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry for two years. Today, he is the author of numerous books pertaining to the Civil War era, notably “An Illustrated Biography of Andrew Johnson: 17th President of the United States.” Specifically focusing on events and individuals that he feels need to receive more recognition, he is gratified to have sold many of the biographies he has authored about Hannibal Hamlin. Above all, he is always eager to speak with people who enjoy his research and presentations.

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