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Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

Hannibal Hamlin, statesman

Hannibal Hamlin, statesman

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Hannibal Hamlin's boyhood in the Oxford County shire town of Paris Hill probably was similar to childhoods of innumerable other boys in small, rural communities.

He loved to fish, hunt, farm, read, and engage in practical jokes.

Hamlin also developed an interest in the law and politics and, in 1860, he became Abraham Lincoln's vice president.