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Robert Todd Lincoln

Born: Aug 1, 1843

Death: Jul 26, 1926

Birthplace: Springfield

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Robert Todd Lincoln

Date of Birth : Aug 1, 1843
Date of Death : Jul 26, 1926
Birth Place : Springfield

Robert Todd Lincoln was an American politician, lawyer, and businessman. He was 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 to adulthood, and the only member of the Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln family to survive into the 1900s. Lincoln received the university education that had been unavailable to his father, and then served on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant as a captain in the Union Army in the closing days of the American Civil War. Following completion of law school in Chicago, he built a successful law practice, becoming wealthy representing corporate clients. After the war Lincoln married Mary Eunice Harlan, the daughter of a United States Senator. They remained married until his death, and were the parents of three children. Active in Republican politics, and a tangible symbol of his father's legacy, Robert Lincoln was often spoken of as a possible candidate for office, including the presidency, but never took steps to mount a campaign. The one office to which he was elected was Town Supervisor of South Chicago, which he held from 1876 to 1877.


  • Lawyer
  • Politician


  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Mary Todd Lincoln


  • Mary Eunice Harlan


  • Abraham Lincoln II
  • Mamie Lincoln
  • Jessie Harlan Lincoln
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