Person:Hannibal Hamlin (1)

  1. Hannibal Hamlin1809 - 1891
  • HHannibal Hamlin1809 - 1891
  • W.  Sarah Emery (add)
  • HHannibal Hamlin1809 - 1891
  • WEllen Emery1835 - 1925
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Name Hannibal Hamlin
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Aug 1809 Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States
Marriage to Sarah Emery (add)
Marriage to Ellen Emery
Death[1] 4 Jul 1891 Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United States
Reference Number? Q273546?

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Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was an American attorney and politician who served as the 15th vice president of the United States from 1861 to 1865, during President Abraham Lincoln's first term. He was the first Republican vice president.

An attorney by background, Hamlin began his political career as a Democrat in the Maine House of Representatives before being elected twice to the United States House of Representatives, and then to the United States Senate. With his strong abolitionist views, he left the Democratic Party for the newly formed Republican Party in 1856. In the 1860 general election, Hamlin balanced the successful Republican ticket as a New Englander partnering the Northwesterner Lincoln. Although not a close friend of the president, he lent loyal support to his key projects such as the Emancipation Proclamation.

In the 1864 election, Hamlin was replaced as vice-presidential nominee by Andrew Johnson, a Southern Democrat chosen for his appeal to Southern Unionists. After being appointed Collector of the Port of Boston, Hamlin was elected to two more terms in the Senate, and finally served as US Ambassador to Spain before retiring in 1882.

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