Alva Review-Courier -

Random Thoughts

The other Lincoln political family, part 1

 


Certainly, one of the most well-known American historical figures is Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln served in the Illinois state legislature (1834-1842) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1847-1849) before becoming the president of the United States from 1861 until 1865.

Like so many government officials, Lincoln had a relative who also become a prominent political figure. Robert, the only one of Abraham and Mary Lincoln’s four sons to live to be an adult, had a successful political career, too.

Robert Lincoln was Secretary of War from 1881 to 1885 during the administrations of James A. Gar...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 10/19/2021 10:45