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Hannibal Hamlin

15th Vice-President of the United States


Full Name: Hannibal Hamlin

Born: August 27, 1809

Birthplace: Paris, Maine

Father: Cyrus Hamlin (1769-1829)

Mother: Anna Hamlin (1775-1852)

First Wife: Sarah Hamlin (1815-1855)

Married: 1833

Second Wife: Ellen Hamlin (1835-1925)

Married: 1856

Religious Preference: Unitarian

Previous Experience: Lawyer, U.S. Minister to Spain, U.S. Representative, Governor of Maine, U.S. Senate

Political Party: Republican

Age at Inauguration: 51

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

President Served Under: Abraham Lincoln

Died: July 4, 1891

Age at Death: 81

Place of Burial: Bangor, Maine

Vice-President at Time of Death: Levi P. Morton