Hamlin, Hannibal

Signed autograph album page while Maine US Senator (ca. 1877)

Price: $110.00

Description:
(1809-1891) Maine Democratic US Rep 1843-47, Senator 1849-57, resigned to become Governor Jan-Feb 1857, resigned. Elected to US Senate as a Republican 1857-61. 1860 GOP VP nominee as Lincolnís running mate, as VP, loyally supported Lincoln. In 1864 leading Republicans suggested Lincoln replace Hamlin in the 1864 presidential election for political reasons. Hamlin was a Radical Republican and Lincoln was sure to gain support of this group; Lincoln needed votes of previous Democratic Party supporters in the North. Tennessee Governor Andrew Johnson was nominated to emphasize that Southern states were still part of the Union and to gain support of the large War Democrat faction. Hamlin was appointed Boston Port Collector 1865-66 and was again elected to the Senate, serving 1869-81. US Minister to Spain 1881-82. 4 x 6 3/4 autograph album page signed while US Senator (ca. 1877), adds "Me." (Maine) under his signature.

Condition: Very good
Type:Autograph album page






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