Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album



Hannibal Hamlin, 1860

Hannibal Hamlin, 1860

Item 28921 detail zoom send e-card Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter add to album

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


A portrait of Hannibal Hamlin in 1860, the year he was elected Abraham Lincoln's vice president.

Hamlin (1809-1891) was born and raised in Paris Hill, then moved to Hampden where he practiced law. He served in the Maine House of Representatives and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1843-47.

Hamlin was a U.S. Senator from Maine from 1848-1861 and 1869-81. He was Governor of Maine in 1857.

After serving as Vice President of the United States, 1861-65, he was the U.S. Minister to Spain, 1881-82.

Go back

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.