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Hannibal Hamlin - former Vice President

Hannibal Hamlin


1809 - 1891. Born in Paris (Paris Hill), Maine, Hannibal Hamlin became the first person from Maine to serve as Vice-President of the United States. He entered the national political arena in 1843 when he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served until his election to the U.S. Senate in 1848. Impressed with Hamlin's stance against slavery, Abraham Lincoln chose the Maine native as his running mate in his successful bid for the Presidency in 1860.  Hamlin served as Vice-President for one term before returning to the U.S. Senate for two more terms.  


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Library of Congress, LC-USZC2-2596