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Hannibal Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin
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15th Vice-President of the United States
Term of office
March 4, 1861 - March 4, 1865
Political party Republican
President Abraham Lincoln
Preceded by John C. Breckinridge
Succeeded by Andrew Johnson
Born August 27, 1809
Paris, Maine, USA
Died July 04, 1891
Bangor, Maine, USA
Spouse Ellen Vesta Emery Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's first vice president. He was formerly a Senator from (West) Virginia. Abraham Lincoln later rejected him as a Vice President because he wanted a southerner as his running mate for the 1864 election.[1] He was also a governor and United States Senator from Maine.[2]

See also

Andrew Johnson


  1. Fandex, Workman Publishing, 2002.
  2. National Governors Association: Maine Governor Hannibal Hamlin