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W.N. Bilbo
Bilbo
Biographical information
Occupation

Lawyer

Political information
Affiliations

Union
Republican Party

Behind the scenes
Appears in

Lincoln

Portrayed by

James Spader

"My neighbors in Nashville found out I was loyal to the Union, they came after me with gelding knives!"
―W.N. Bilbo[src]

William N. Bilbo was an American attorney, journalist, and entepreneur from Tennessee. In 1865, Bilbo helped Secretary of State William H. Seward lobby for passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.