Mary Todd Lincoln The 23rd (offical 17th) First Lady of USA

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23rd (offical 17th)   ( Mar 04, 1861 - Apr 15, 1865 )
Wife of the 16thPresident Abraham Lincoln
Terms: 1.03
Age at start:  42 years 2 months 23 days
Age:  63 years 7 months 4 days
Height: 5'2", 157 cm
Born:  Dec 13, 1818
Birth place: Lexington, Kentucky
Died on:  July 16, 1882
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(Mar 04, 1861 - Apr 15, 1865)
Mary Lincoln (December 13, 1818 - July 16, 1882) was the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and as such the First Lady of the United States from 1861 to 1865. Today, she is commonly known as Mary Todd Lincoln, though she did not use the name Todd after marrying. She was a member of a large, wealthy Kentucky family, and was well educated. Born Mary Ann Todd, she dropped the name Ann after her younger sister, Ann Todd (later Clark), was born. After finishing school during her teens, she moved to Springfield, Illinois, where she lived with her married sister Elizabeth Edwards. Before she married Abraham Lincoln, Mary was courted by his long-time political opponent Stephen A. Douglas. She and Lincoln had four sons together, three of whom died young. Their family home and neighborhood in Springfield, Illinois is preserved at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. ... read more on
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