AS OF OCTOBER 2012
Here are some October birthdays for Lincoln’s friends and foes. And perhaps a few contemporaries who lived during his time but whom he may not have been personally acquainted with.
Rutherford B. Hayes – 19th President of the United States from 1877-1881. Born October 4, 1822. Age 190.
Chester A. Arthur – 21st President of the United States from 1881-1885. Born October 5, 1830. Age 182.
John Henniger Reagan – Attorney General, Confederacy. Born October 8, 1818. Age 194.
Adlai E. Stevenson – 23rd Vice President of the United States from 1893-1897. He served under President Grover Cleveland. Born October 23, 1835. Age 177.
Theodore Roosevelt – 26th President of the United States from 1901-09. At the age of 6 years old, he watch the funeral parade of Abraham Lincoln from his parent’s apartment in New York City. Born October 27, 1858. Age 154.
Harriet Powers – US Slave/Writer. Born October 29, 1837. Age 175.
Happy birthday lady and gentlemen!