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date: 02 March 2021

Hamlin, Hanniballocked

(27 August 1809–04 July 1891)
  • H. Draper Hunt

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Hamlin, Hannibal (27 August 1809–04 July 1891), fifteenth vice president of the United States, was born in Paris, Maine, the son of Cyrus Hamlin (1769–1829), a physician, sheriff of Oxford County, and farmer, and Anna Livermore. Hannibal was schooled locally and attended Hebron Academy for a year (1826–1827), worked as a clerk, learned surveying, and taught school briefly before returning home to run the family farm after his father died unexpectedly in 1829. Drawn into politics, he became co-owner of the local Democratic newspaper but soon left the concern....

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