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Hannibal Hamlin

DATE OF BIRTH:  August 27, 1809

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Paris

 

DATE OF DEATH:  July 4, 1891

PLACE OF DEATH:  Bangor

 

PROFESSION:  Lawyer

 

POLITICAL AFFILIATION:  Republican

 

TERM IN OFFICE:  January 8, 1857 – February 26, 1857

 

FIRST LADY:  Ellen V. Emery

 

QUOTE: In a State like ours, where the industrial pursuits are so varied, with a large population upon the frontier still progressing into, and subduing the forests, there is undoubtedly a greater necessity for legislation, than in a community where its industry has become settled and systematized.

Inaugural Address, January 8, 1857

 

OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICES: State Representative (Speaker of the House), Congressman, U. S. Senator, Vice President during Abraham Lincoln’s first term, Collector of Customs for Boston, Minister to Spain

Governor Hannibal Hamlin

FURTHER READING:

Biographical Encyclopedia of Maine of the 19th Century.  Boston: Metropolitan Publishing and Engraving Company, 1885, pp. 33-39.

Chase, Henry.  Representative Men of Maine.  Portland: The Lakeside Press, 1893, p. XXXVII.

Hamlin, Charles E.  The Life and Times of Hannibal Hamlin.  Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1899

“Hon. Hannibal Hamlin,” Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder.  Bangor, January, 1893, pp. 1-7.

Hunt, H. Draper.  Hannibal Hamlin, Lincoln’s First Vice President.  Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1969.

Hunt, H. Draper.  “Hannibal Hamlin,” American National Biography.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, Vol. 9, pp. 936-938.

Robinson, William A.  “Hannibal Hamlin,” Dictionary of American Biography.  New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1933, Vol. 13, pp. 196-198.

 

 



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