Interesting facts. Abraham Lincoln.
Our presidents came from different backgrounds, had unusual jobs and, in a word, were unique in their own way. Read about the less known but fascinating facts.
- Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President at 6-foot-4.
- Lincoln was an affectionate, though often absent, husband and father of four children.
- According to the Smithsonian, Abraham Lincoln wore a tall hat to protect himself against inclement weather while traveling and to store important documents.
- President Abraham Lincoln was a very good wrestler as a youth and his wrestling exploits were used during his presidential campaign in 1860. He is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame, having lost just once in 300 matches.
- Abraham Lincoln suffered from "melancholy", a condition which now is referred to as clinical depression.
- Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809- April 15, 1865) was the16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until1865.
- Lincoln was largely self-educated. His formal schooling from several itinerant teachers was intermittent, the aggregate of which may have amounted to less than a year; however, he was an avid reader and retained a lifelong interest in learning.
- Largely self-educated, he became a lawyer in Illinois, a Whig Party leader, and a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, in which he served for twelve years.
- Back before he was President, Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer. And before he was a lawyer, he was something else entirely - a bartender.
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