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Abraham Lincoln

16th President of the United States


"Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?"

--Inaugural Address, 1861

Full Name: Abraham Lincoln

Born: February 12, 1809

Birthplace: Sinking Spring Farm, Hardin County, Kentucky

Father: Thomas Lincoln (1778-1851)

Mother: Nancy Hanks Lincoln (1784-1818)

Step-Mother: Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln (1788-1869)

Wife: Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882)

Married: November 4, 1842

Religious Preference: No specific domination

Previous Experience: Store clerk, store owner, ferry pilot, surveyor, lawyer, U.S. Representative

Political Party: Republican

Age at Inauguration: 52

Term of Office: March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865


Died: April 15, 1865

Age at Death: 56

Place of Burial: Springfield, Illinois

President at Time of Death: Died in Office

Election Results

Year Candidate Name Electoral Vote Popular Vote
1860 Abraham Lincoln (R) 180 1,866,452
  Stephen Douglas (D) 12 1,380,202
  John C. Breckinridge (D) 72 847,953
  John Bell (CU) 39 590,901
1864 Abraham Lincoln (R) 212 2,213,665
  George McClellan (D) 21 1,805,237
  Not Voted 81 N/A