|15th Vice-President of the United States|
|Term of office|
March 4, 1861 - March 4, 1865
|Preceded by||John C. Breckinridge|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Johnson|
|Born|| August 27, 1809 |
|Died|| July 4, 1891 (aged 81) |
|Spouse||Ellen Vesta Emery Hamlin|
Hannibal Hamlin was Abraham Lincoln's first vice president. He was formerly a Senator from (West) Virginia. Abraham Lincoln later rejected him as a Vice President because he wanted a southerner as his running mate for the 1864 election. He was also a governor and United States Senator from Maine.
- Fandex, Workman Publishing, 2002.
- National Governors Association: Maine Governor Hannibal Hamlin