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Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln, photographed by Harris & Ewing.
Personal data
Date of birthAugust 1, 1843
Place of birthSpringfield, Illinois, U.S.
Date of deathJuly 26, 1926(age 82)
Place of deathManchester, Vermont, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Arlington County, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
SpouseMary Eunice Harlan
ChildrenMary Todd Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln II
Jessie Harlan Lincoln
Alma materHarvard University
University of Chicago
ProfessionLawyer, Politician
Military service
Service/branchUnion Army
RankCaptain
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
35th United States Secretary of War
In officeMarch 5, 1881 - March 5, 1885
PresidentJames Garfield
Chester A. Arthur
Grover Cleveland
Succeeded byWilliam C. Endicott
Preceded byAlexander Ramsey
United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office1889 - 1893
PresidentBenjamin Harrison
Succeeded byThomas F. Bayard
Preceded byEdward J. Phelps

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Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. Born in Springfield, Illinois, United States, he was the only one of Lincoln's four sons to live past his teenage years.


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