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.
Hannibal Hamlin, (born Aug. 27, 1809, Paris Hill, Maine, U.S.—died July 4, 1891, Bangor, Maine), 15th vice president of the United States (1861–65) in the Republican administration of President Abraham Lincoln. Hamlin was the son of Cyrus Hamlin, a physician, sheriff, and farmer, and Anna Livermore. After practicing law, he entered politics ...
Hamlin missed becoming President by just a few weeks after Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865. Many have wondered how Reconstruction would have been different if Hamlin, a supporter of Radical Reconstruction, had assumed the presidency instead of Johnson.
Hannibal Hamlin, circa 1860-65. Vice President of the United States. Hannibal Hamlin missed being President by five weeks. Most history students know that Abraham Lincoln’s Vice President was Andrew Johnson, who became President when Lincoln was assassinated. But few know that Johnson was Vice President for only five weeks.
March 4, 1861, was a sad day for Hannibal Hamlin. On that day, he gave up the Senate seat he had held for 12 years to become vice president of the United States. At high noon, Hamlin called the Senate to order and swore in newly elected senators. Shortly after 1:00 p.m., he welcomed into the chamber outgoing President James Buchanan and ...
Learn about Hannibal Hamlin, his life, and his political career. Read about Hannibal Hamlin’s time as Vice President of the United States under Abraham Lincoln. Updated: 04/20/2022
About Hannibal Hamlin, 15th Vice President of the USA. Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was the 15th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Abraham Lincoln from 1861–1865. He was the first Vice President from the Republican Party.
HAMLIN, Hannibal, a Representative and a Senator from Maine and a Vice President of the United States; born at Paris Hill, Oxford County, Maine, August 27, 1809; attended the district schools and Hebron Academy; took charge of the family farm and worked as a surveyor, compositor in a printing office, and school teacher; studied law; admitted to ...
It also marks the 200th birthday of the Mainer that President Lincoln chose to serve as his first Vice President during America's greatest time of trial, Hannibal Hamlin. Hamlin was born on August 27, 1809, in the village of Paris Hill, now part of Paris, the shiretown of Oxford County.
Hannibal Emery Hamlin (August 22, 1858 – March 6, 1938) was an American lawyer and politician from Maine.  His father, Hannibal Hamlin, served as Vice President of the United States from 1861 to 1865. Hamlin grew up in Bangor, Maine and graduated from Colby College in 1879 and Boston University School of Law in 1882.