(27 August, 1809 -- 4 July, 1891) Hamlin was an American lawyer and politician. Hamlin served as the Vice President of the United States on the ticket with Abraham Lincoln from 1861-1865. Born in Oxford County, Maine, Hamlin studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Hamlin held various local political positions and was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses. Hamlin was also elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1848 and was reelected in 1850. Hamlin was elected to the United States Senate as a Republican and served from March 4th, 1857, until his resignation to become Vice President.
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