Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fact of the Day: Friend of Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln became fast-friends with fellow Whig/Republican politician Edward Baker in their early political careers. They were so close, that Lincoln named one of his sons, Edward Baker Lincoln after him.   

17 comments:

  1. Sometimes I forget that Lincoln did other things than free slaves.

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  2. Informative.
    Did not know about Lincoln's son.

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  3. When you name your son after someone that's some serious friendship.

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  4. When you name your kid after someone you are definitely close (or you admire them).

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  5. You don't often get that type of naming. Great read.

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  6. haha! he must really like his friend for he named his son after him! :))

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  7. Had to be good friends indeed

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  8. For some reason it makes me very happy that Abraham Lincoln had such a close friend.

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  9. Interesting question. I didn´t know Lincoln´s son names. Kisses:)

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  10. I didn't know about this friendship. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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  11. Really interesting!

    xoxo
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  12. You always have such fun facts!

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  13. How lovely to have such a friend you would name a child after them!

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  14. Lincoln had such a hard life. I'm glad he had a friend he could take comfort from.

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