How Well Do You Know Your Vice Presidents?
Test yourself on our quiz of the famous, infamous and not-so-famous least powerful men in the country
- By K. Annabelle Smith
- Smithsonian.com, June 28, 2012
(Library of Congress)
In 1860, Hamlin was elected Vice President before he even met his boss, Abraham Lincoln. Hamlin, a Northerner, was considered by the Republican Party leaders to be a strong regional balance to Lincoln, the Westerner. But before the presidential race of 1864, Hamlin was replaced on the Lincoln re-election ticket for which Southern gentleman?