Abraham Lincoln President's Day

Born:  Feb. 12, 1809
Birthplace: Hardin (now Larue) County, Kentucky
Party:  Republican
Age at Inauguration:  52
Served:  1861-1865
Died:  Apr. 15, 1865
Age at Death:  56
College:  None
Religion:  Presbyterian
Occupation:  Lawyer
Runner-Up:  Stephen A. Douglas (1860); George B. McClellan (1864)
Vice President:  Hannibal Hamlin (1861-1865); Andrew Johnson (1865)

Some Trivia

  • He had a strong interest in new technology and is the only U.S. President to hold a patent - for a device to lift boats over shoals.
  • He was the tallest president:  6 feet, four inches tall.
  • He was seeing the play "Our American Cousin" when he was shot.
  • He was the first president to be photographed at his inauguration.
  • His brother, half brothers, and brothers-in-law fought for the Confederate Army.
  • He was the first president to be born outside the original 13 colonies.
  • One nickname for him was "rail splitter."
  • He had a cat named Bob, a turkey named Jack and a dog named Jib.
  • His son, Robert Todd Lincoln, arrived shortly after three separate presidential assassinations.  He went to meet his father, President Abraham Lincoln, at Ford's theatre just after John Wilkes Booth fired the fatal shot.  He went to a Washington train station to meet President James Garfield, arriving only minutes after Garfield was shot.  He went to Buffalo, New York to meet President William McKinley, but got there after the fatal shot was fired.

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