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Presidential Number: 16th
Years he was President: 1861-1865
State Represented: Illinois
Party Affiliation: Republican
Fact(s): He had to struggle for a living. Lincoln's mom died when he was 9. He loved to read.
Birthday: Febuary 12, 1809
How old would he be this year? 194
School(s) attended: Did not attend college, but read at home.
Wife: Mary Lincoln
Occupation(s) before he was President: Store clerk, rail-splitter, lawyer
Other way(s) he served: Congressman
Height: 6 feet 4 inches, tallest president
Favorite Foods: Fruit salad, cheese, crackers
Hobbies or Sports: Walking, wrestling
Life in America
How would he have traveled? Horse and carriage, train
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter, telegram
U.S. Population when term began: 31,443,321
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 36
Art and information provided by fifth-graders from Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Coloringbook drawings by White House artist Rania Hassan.
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