Hannibal Hamlin was a member of U.S. House of Representatives and an active opponent of slavery, opposing the Compromise Measures of 1850. He was the first Republican to hold the office of vice president. He served under Abraham Lincoln from 1861-1865. Hannibal Hamlin was chosen to bring geographic balance to the ticket and because he was a former Democrat. When Lincoln ran for reelection in 1864, Hamlin was replaced by Andrew Johnson, who was a Southern Democrat who Republicans believed would be of value during reconciliation when the war was over. In 1869, Hamlin was elected to the U.S. Senate, serving two terms, before leaving to take the post of the ambassador to Spain.
This U.S. Vice President Hannibal Hamlin History Mug is part of our U.S. Vice Presidents Series which includes all of the US Vice Presidents.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.