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  • ID: I279299
  • Name: Hannibal HAMLIN
  • RELA: 5th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 AUG 1809 in Oxford Co., ME
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine BET 4 MAR 1843 AND 3 MAR 1847
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Maine BET 8 JUN 1848 AND 17 JAN 1861
  • Event: Elected Governor of Maine BET 8 JAN 1857 AND 25 FEB 1857
  • Event: Elected Vice President of the United States BET 4 MAR 1861 AND 4 MAR 1865
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Maine BET 4 MAR 1869 AND 3 MAR 1881
  • Death: 4 JUL 1891 in Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Pic Hannibal Hamlin
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  • Note:
    HAMLIN, Hannibal, a Representative and a Senator from Maine and a Vice President of the United States; born at Paris Hill, Oxford County, Maine, August 27, 1809; attended the district schools and Hebron Academy; took charge of the family farm and worked as a surveyor, compositor in a printing office, and school teacher; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1833 and practiced in Hampden, Penobscot County, until 1848; member, State house of representatives 1836- 1841, 1847, and served as speaker in 1837, 1839, and 1840; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); chairman, Committee on Elections (Twenty- ninth Congress); unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1846; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1848 by the anti-slavery wing of the Democratic party to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Fairfield; reelected in 1850 and served from June 8, 1848, to January 7, 1857, when he resigned to become Governor; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirty-first through Thirty-fourth Congresses); Committee on Printing (Thirty-second Congress); left the Democratic Party in 1856; Governor of Maine January to February 1857, when he resigned; elected to the United States Senate as a Republican and served from March 4, 1857, until his resignation, effective January 17, 1861, to become vice president; elected Vice President of the United States on the ticket with Abraham Lincoln 1861-1865; appointed collector of the port of Boston in 1865 but resigned in 1866; again elected to the United States Senate in 1869; reelected in 1875 and served from March 4, 1869, until March 3, 1881; was not a candidate for renomination; chairman, Committee on the District of Columbia (Forty-first Congress), Committee on Manufactures (Forty-second Congress), Committee on Mines and Mining (Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses), Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (Forty-fifth Congress); United States Minister to Spain from 1881 to 1882, when he resigned; devoted the remainder of his life to agricultural pursuits; died in Bangor, Maine, July 4, 1891; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Cyrus HAMLIN b: 21 JUL 1769 in Pembroke, Plymouth Co., MA
    Mother: Anna LIVERMORE b: 6 APR 1775 in Waltham, Middlesex Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Sarah Jane EMERY b: 2 NOV 1815 in Hallowell, Kennebec Co., ME
    • Married: 10 DEC 1833
    Children
    1. Has No Children George Emery HAMLIN b: 30 SEP 1835
    2. Has No Children Charles HAMLIN b: 13 SEP 1837 in Hampden, Penobscot Co., ME
    3. Has No Children Cyrus HAMLIN b: 26 APR 1839 in Hampden, Penobscot Co., ME
    4. Has No Children Sarah Jane HAMLIN b: 7 JAN 1842
    5. Has No Children George Emery HAMLIN b: 24 FEB 1848

    Marriage 2 Ellen Vesta EMERY b: 14 SEP 1835 in Minot, Androscoggin Co., ME
    • Married: 25 SEP 1856
    Children
    1. Has No Children Hannibal Emery HAMLIN b: 22 AUG 1858 in Hampden, Penobscot Co., ME
    2. Has No Children Frank HAMLIN b: 26 SEP 1862 in Bangor, Penobscot Co., ME

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