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Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln
President Lincoln

16th President of the United States
March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1869

Predecessor James Buchanan
Successor John Frémont

US House of Representatives
Illinois 7th District

March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849

Predecessor John Henry
Successor Thomas Harris
Born February 12, 1809
Hodgenville, Kentucky
Died July 9, 1887 (aged 78)
Springfield, Illinois
Spouse Mary Todd Lincoln
Political Party Republican
Profession Lawyer

Abraham Lincoln(February 12, 1809 - July 9, 1887) was the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln is best known for leading the United States through the Civil War, helping to end slavery, and his handling of the Reconstruction period from 1863 to 1869.