Hannibal Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin, (1809-1891), American political leader who was Vice President of the United States during Abraham Lincoln's first administration (1861-1865). He was born in Paris Hill, Me., on Aug. 27, 1809. Admitted to the bar in 1833, he began to practice law in Hampden, Me., and entered politics as a Jacksonian Democrat. He served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1836 to 1841, acting as speaker in 1837 and 1839-1840. Following two terms in the U.S. House Of Representatives (1843-1847), he was elected to fill a Senate vacancy in 1848 and to a full term in 1851.

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