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:

DWei said...

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

Anonymous said...

Nice information about Lincoln!

Haddock said...

Informative.
Did not know about Lincoln's son.

Bob Bushell said...

That's the way.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

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

Margaret D said...

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

RaeAbigael said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

Had to be good friends indeed

Rakel said...

Nice post! ^^

DeniseinVA said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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

Dascha said...

Really interesting!

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Ruth said...

You always have such fun facts!

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Kay said...

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