Hannibal Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin
Hannibal Hamlin

Hannibal Hamlin (* 27. August 1809 in South Paris (Maine); † 4. July 1891 in Bangor (Maine)) vice-president of the USA was in the first term of office of president Abraham Lincoln 1861 - 1865.

Since 1836 it was constantMember either the senate or the house of representatives. Originally he ignored democrat , who had supported 1853 the candidacy Franklin Pierces, after their establishment to the republicans . 1860 he was briefly first republican governor von Maine.

Into its time as a vice-president the war of secession fell. It exerted however on the policy of the north states no considerable influence and did not even belong to the internal power circle around president Lincoln. When the victory of the north states appeared , Lincoln decided to replace it with the presidency election 1864 by Andrew Johnson for thosenational reconciliation seemed more suitable, since it was both Südstaatler and unionist.



 

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