Abraham Lincoln
An iconic photograph of a bearded Abraham Lincoln showing his head and shoulders.
Lincoln in November 1863
16th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865
Vice President
Preceded byJames Buchanan
Succeeded byAndrew Johnson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byJohn Henry
Succeeded byThomas L. Harris
Member of the
Illinois House of Representatives
from Sangamon County
In office
December 1, 1834 – December 4, 1842
Personal details
Born(1809-02-12)February 12, 1809
Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedApril 15, 1865(1865-04-15) (aged 56)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of deathAssassination
(gunshot wound to the head)
Resting placeLincoln Tomb
Political party
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[1]
(m. 1842)
MotherNancy Hanks
FatherThomas Lincoln
SignatureCursive signature in ink
Military service
Branch/serviceIllinois Militia
Years of service1832
Battles/warsAmerican Indian Wars
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