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Robert E. Lee
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OTL equivalent: Robert E. Lee

President Lee in 1869
President Lee in 1869

17th President of the United States
March 4, 1869 – October 12, 1870

Predecessor Abraham Lincoln
Successor Ulysses S. Grant
Vice-President Ulysses S. Grant

Commanding General of the United States Army
April 17, 1861 – March 4, 1869

Predecessor Winfield Scott
Successor William Tecumseh Sherman
Born January 19, 1807
Stratford Hall, Virginia, U.S.
Died October 12, 1870 (aged 63)
Lexington, Virginia, U.S.
Spouse Mary Anna Custis Lee
Political Party Republican
Profession Soldier

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American politician and soldier who served as the 17th President of the United States from 1869 until his death in 1870. Lee is best known for commanding the Union Army in the American Civil War from 1861 until the Confederacy's surrender in 1864.