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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...

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