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|16th President of the United States|
March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1869
|Vice President|| Hannibal Hamlin|
|Preceded by||Stephen A. Douglas|
|Succeeded by||Horatio Seymour|
|Born|| February 12, 1809|
Hodgenville, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died|| March 17, 1889|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Political party|| National Union (until 1883)|
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – March 17, 1889) was an American politician from Illinois who served as 15th President of the United States from 1861 to 1869. Lincoln led the U.S. through one of its bloodiest conflicts, albeit was unsuccessful in defeating their enemies.