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Abraham Lincoln


Picture of Abraham Lincoln
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1860 Republican President 38734 Win
11-08-1864 Union President 62134 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky
Married: Mary Todd Lincoln*
Children: Robert Todd, Edward B., Willie and Tad
Died: April 15, 1865 in Washington, DC

1834-1842: Representative, Illinois State Legislature
1847-1849: Congressman, US House of Representatives [Illinois]
1861-1865: President of the United States 

  • Mary Todd Lincoln was a cousin of William L. Todd, who designed and painted the original Bear Flag for the California Republic in 1846.
  • US Currency: Abraham Lincoln appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that was issued in 2010. Abraham Lincoln currently appears on the Five Dollar bill and penny (1909-Present), as a young man on the "50 State Quarters" quarter for Illinois (2003), and as part of Mount Rushmore on the "50 State Quarters" quarter for South Dakota (2006).
  • PLACENAME: In addition to having a city named Lincoln, California is home to 13 parks, two Universities, and two Law Schools named for the President.
  • California is home to 72 schools named for President Lincoln. This includes 52 Elementary Schools (in Paramount, La Crescenta, Whittier, Corona Del Mar, Santa Ana, Palm Desert, Sacramento, Colton, Cupertino, Santa Rosa, Stockton, San Diego, Anaheim, National City, Corona, Oakland, Lincoln, Newark, Oakland, Richmond, Fresno, Fresno, Kingsburg, Reedley, Sanger, Eureka, El Centro, Hanford, Lancaster, Long Beach, Lynwood, Pomona, Torrance, Los Angeles, Redondo Beach, Madera, Petaluma, Ontario, San Bernardino, Escondido, Stockton, Manteca, Burlingame, Vallejo, Yuba City, Exeter, Lindsay, Tulare, Dinuba, Simi Valley, Ventura, and Red Bluff), five Middle Schools (in Selma, Taft, Alameda, Santa Monica, and Oceanside), eleven High Schools (in Riverside, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Madera, Lincoln, San Diego, Stockton, San Leandro, Garden Grove, and two in San Jose), two Alternative (K-12) schools (in Rosamond and Marysville), and two Adult Ed Centers (in Los Angeles and Lincoln).