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16 - Abraham Lincoln

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: February 12, 1809

Birthplace: Log cabin three miles south of Hodgenville in Hardin (now Larue) County, Kentucky

Father: Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851)

Mother: Nancy Hanks (1784-1818)

Height at Prime: 6feet 4 inches

Physical Description: Long limbs, sunken chest, coarse black hair, gray eyes, wart on right cheek above mouth

Religion: Not a member of any denomination

Wife: Mary Todd (December 13, 1818 – July 16, 1882)

Marriage Date: November 4, 1842

Marriage Place: Home of the bride’s sister (Mrs. Ninian Edwards), Springfield, Illinois

Children:

-- Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926)

-- Edward Baker Lincoln (March 10, 1846 – February 1, 1850)

-- William Wallace Lincoln (December 21, 1850 – February 20, 1862)

-- Thomas Lincoln (April 4, 1853 – July 15, 1871)

Death Date: April 15, 1865

Place of Death: Peterson House, Washington, District of Columbia

Cause of Death: Assassinated by a gunshot wound to the back of the head

Final Words: Unknown

Burial Place: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

Professional Statistics:

Captain in the army during the Black Hawk War (1832)

Postmaster of New Salem, Illinois (1833-1836)

Member of Illinois Legislature (1834-1842)

U.S. Representative (1847-1849)

“House Divided” Speech and the Lincoln-Douglas Debates (1858)

16th President of the United States (1861-1865)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice Presidents:

-- Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865)

-- Andrew Johnson (1865)

Events During Presidency:

Civil War (1861-1865)

Homestead Act (1862)

Morrill Act (1862)

Emancipation Proclamation (1863)


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