Abraham Lincoln

 
 
16th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
Vice PresidentHannibal Hamlin
(1861–1865)
Andrew Johnson
(Mar–Apr. 1865)
Preceded byJames Buchanan
Succeeded byAndrew Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois‘s 7th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byJohn Henry
Succeeded byThomas L. Harris
Member of the
Illinois House of Representatives
from Sangamon County
In office
December 1, 1834 – December 4, 1842
Personal details
BornFebruary 12, 1809
Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 1865 (aged 56)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of deathAssassination (gunshot)
Resting placeLincoln Tomb
Political partyWhig (before 1854)
Republican (1854–1864)
National Union (1864–1865)
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[1]
Spouse(s)
Mary Todd (m. 1842)
Children
RelativesThomas Lincoln (father)
Nancy Hanks (mother)
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Illinois
Branch/serviceIllinois Militia
Years of service1832
RankCaptain[a]
Private[a]
Battles/warsAmerican Indian Wars
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