Hannibal Hamlin, statesmanItem 5583 info
Maine Historical Society
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.