Ellen Hamlin

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Ellen Hamlin
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Second Lady of the United States
In office
March 4, 1861 – March 4, 1865
Preceded by Mary Cyrene Burch Breckinridge
Succeeded by Eliza McCardle Johnson
Personal details
Born (1835-09-14)September 14, 1835
Minot, Maine
Died February 1, 1925(1925-02-01) (aged 89)
Bangor, Maine
Spouse(s) Hannibal Hamlin

Ellen Vesta Emery Hamlin (September 14, 1835 – February 1, 1925) was the second wife of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin who served in the first term of the administration of President Abraham Lincoln.[1] They were married a year after the death of his first wife Sarah Jane Emery in 1855 who was also her half-sister. She had two children with Hannibal Hamlin: Hannibal Emery, who later became the attorney general of Maine, and Frank.[2][3] Hamlin also had four children from his first marriage: George Hamlin, Charles Hamlin, Cyrus Hamlin, and Sarah Hamlin Batchelder.


Honorary titles
Preceded by
Mary Cyrene Burch Breckinridge
Second Lady of the United States
Succeeded by
Eliza McCardle Johnson