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Hannibal Hamlin

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Definition: former governor of and Representative and Senator from Maine and Lincoln's first vice-president. A strong opponent of slavery, he left the Democratic Party in 1856 and helped form the Republican Party. He was not considered for re-election because Lincoln wanted a Democrat on the ticket.

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