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Robert Todd Lincoln


American lawyer and U.S. Secretary of Battle from 1881 to 1885. He was the 1st son of Chief executive Abraham Lincoln. Strangely plenty of he was present or close by during three presidential assassinations. He became a member of the Union military past due in the Civil Battle, but was a component Ulysses S. Grant’s instant personnel, and he was present in the surrender at at Appomattox. After his tenure as Secretary of Battle, he offered as USA minister to the uk from 1889 to 1893. He wedded Mary Eunice Harlan with whom he previously three kids: Abraham II, Jessie and Mamie. He was appointed Secretary of Battle under Wayne Garfield, the 20th chief executive of america.

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Full Name Robert Todd Lincoln
Date Of Birth August 1, 1843
Died July 26, 1926, Manchester, Vermont, United States
Place Of Birth Illinois
Profession Lawyer
Education Harvard Law School, Harvard College, Phillips Exeter Academy, Old University of Chicago
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Harlan Lincoln
Children Abraham Lincoln II, Jessie Harlan Lincoln, Mamie Lincoln Isham
Parents Abraham Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln
Siblings Tad Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln
Star Sign Leo

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1Children: Mary (15 October 1869 - 21 November 1938), Abraham (14 August 1873 - 5 March 1890), Jessie (6 November 1875 - 4 January 1948).
2Was discussed as a potential Republican Presidential candidate 1884, 1888, 1892 and 1912 but was never interested in seeking the office.
3Was a serious amateur astronomer who constructed an observatory with a refractory telescope at his home in Manchester, Vermont. The telescope has since been restored and is presently used by the Manchester local Astronomy Club.
4Served as both President of the Pullman Company (1901-1911) and Chairman of the Board (1911-1922).
5Lincoln's life was saved in 1864 by noted stage actor Edwin Booth when Lincoln accidentally slipped off a train platform in 1864 in Jersey City. Lincoln recognized the actor and thanked him. Ironically, Edwin's brother, John Wilkes Booth, assassinated his father one year later. When Lincoln recounted the story publicly in 1909, he said that he sincerely hoped that Edwin's saving his life gave him some comfort in the years following the assassination.
6He served in the Union Army in 1865 as a Captain in the final months of the civil war. He served on General Ulysses S. Grant's staff and was one of the Union Army officers present the Appotomex Courthouse where Grant accepted the surrender of the Confederate forces by General Robert E. Lee.
7He declined an invitation to join his father, President Abraham Lincoln at Ford Theatre the night of his assassination, although he was at his father's bedside when he died. He accepted invitations to attend the events where both President James A. Garfield and President William McKinley were assassinated in 1881 and 1901 respectively. After McKinley's assassination, he became deeply troubled by the co-incidence that every time a President had invited him to a public function, they had been assassinated whether or not he accepted the invitations. Consequently, he politely let it be known to all of McKinley's successors that they refrain from inviting him to public functions that they would be attending. He made an exception in 1923 when he was invited by President Warren G. Harding to attend the dedication ceremony for the Lincoln Memorial, which was his final public appearance.
8U.S. Secretary of War, 1881-1885. Son of President Abraham Lincoln.



Prince Henry (of Prussia) at Lincoln's Monument, Chicago, Ill.1902Documentary shortHimself

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