Hannibal Hamlin Autograph

SKU: 8010241


Signed clipping, 2,75 x 1 inch (affixed on a slightly larger card), signed in dark ink "H Hamlin", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Hannibal Hamlin in a chest-up portrait (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with trimmed edges, and foxing - in nearly fine condition.

Further Information on the person

(1809-1891) 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.

Year of Birth: 1809

Biography (AI generated)

Hannibal Hamlin was born on August 27, 1809, in Paris, Maine. He was the son of Cyrus Hamlin, a farmer, and Anna Livermore. He attended Hebron Academy and later studied law in his brother's office before being admitted to the bar in 1833.

Hamlin started his political career as a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1836, and later served in the Maine State Senate. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1843, where he served until 1847. In 1861, he became the Vice President of the United States under President Abraham Lincoln.

During his time as Vice President, Hamlin was a strong supporter of abolition and worked to promote civil rights for all Americans. He was known for his efforts to support the Union during the Civil War and his advocacy for the Emancipation Proclamation.

After his term as Vice President, Hamlin served as a U.S. Senator from Maine from 1869 to 1881. He later became the U.S. Minister to Spain before retiring from public office. Hamlin passed away on July 4, 1891, in Bangor, Maine.

Throughout his career, Hannibal Hamlin was a dedicated public servant who fought for justice and equality. He is remembered for his contributions to the abolitionist movement and his unwavering support for civil rights.

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