Robert Todd Lincoln & President Garfield
Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American lawyer and Secretary of War, and the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) served as the 20th President of the United States, after completing nine consecutive terms in the U.S. /5
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Booth & Lincoln No, not John Wilkes and Abraham. Edwin and Robert. Turns out that a few months before John Wilkes Booth obtained notoriety for murdering the President at Ford’s Theater, the President’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was waiting on a narrow, crowded platform for a train in Jersey City, New Jersey when he lost his footing and fell beneath the slowly moving carriage of a departing train. Pulled to safety before any harm befell him, he turned to thank his rescuer and was surprised to see it was the well known actor Edwin Booth, the brother of John Wilkes. In what could only be considered one of the most remarkable coincidences in history, the son of a president was rescued by the brother of that president’s assassin! But then, Lincoln’s only surviving child had a knack for such coincidences, being present at the assassination of President Garfield in 1881 (he was Garfield’s Secretary of War at the time and an eyewitness to the event) and of President McKinley in 1901. I suspect invitatio ...
8/1/1843: Birth of Robert Todd Lincoln. Was Sec. of War under President Garfield and only son of Abraham & Mary Lincoln t…
Random historical fact- Robert Todd Lincoln was at his fathers bedside when he died from being shot. Sixteen years later, Robert was with President Garfield when he was shot and killed. Twenty years after that, Robert was in the crowd nearby President McKinley when he was shot by his assassin. What does this all mean? I have no clue, but if I was president I wouldnt hang out with Robert Lincoln.
More Presidential Facts...(Since I accidentally. hit the Post button somehow?) President Grover Cleveland was a draft dodger. He hired someone to enter the service in his place, for which he was ridiculed by his political opponent, James G. Blaine. It was soon discovered, however, that Blaine had done the same thing himself.For his entire forty-seven years in government, Herbert Hoover turned over each of his Federal salary checks to charity. He had become independently wealthy before entering politics.President John Tyler had fifteen children.Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, was present at the assassinations of three presidents: his father's, President Garfield's, and President McKinley's. After the last shooting, he refused ever to attend a state affair again.George Washington was not the first president of the United States. The first president was John Hanson, Maryland's representative at the Continental Congress. On November 5, 1781, Hanson was elected by the Constitutional Congress to th ...
Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham's son) was at the assassinations of President Lincoln, President Garfield, and President McKinley.
In 1865 Robert Todd Lincoln rushed to his fathers death bed as Aberaham Lincoln lay dyeing. In 1981 he was selected as Sec. of War for President Garfield. ON July 2 he was suppose to travel on a train trip with President Garfield. He was running a little late but got there as the President was being shot by Charles Guiteau. In 1901 he was at the Pan-American exposition in Buffalo, New York. He was in the same building as the President, actualy he wasnt far away when the President was shot by Leon Czolcosg. After this he said he would never be around another President and until his death in 1927 he kept his word.
On this day (+1) in 1901, at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y., President William McKinley was fatally wounded by an assassin (the anarchist, Leon Czolgosz). McKinley would die within days. He would be, ironically, the victim of earlier assassins. Stung by criticism that President Garfield had actually been killed by his doctors (who prodded and probed for a bullet they never found), McKinley's physicians took a wait and see attitude. They waited.and they saw him die. (Ironically, they lost an easy chance to find the bullet in McKinley. Two booths over from where McKinley was shot was a booth displaying a brand new invention. It was called the "X-Ray" machine.) But there were others who thought he was doomed by yet another connection to earlier assassinations. When McKinley was shot while greeting voters, he was awaiting the arrival of a Republican icon. The icon's name was Robert Todd Lincoln. Robert had been at the bedside of his father, Abraham Lincoln (the first assassinated president) when ...
I just found out something interesting (pft! to me, anyway) Robert Todd Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's oldest son, was in very close proximity to Ford's Theater when his father passed away in 1865 from a gunshot inflicted by John Wilkes Booth with his snazzy new "Super-Soaker Monster XL" as Booth, eyewitnesses said later, loudly declared "BUCKET! I MAKE YOU FEEL EVERY DRIP OF A WATER ON A BEARD!" (I first read that he was at his father's side when he expired, but this appears to be misinformation according to more reputable sources) Anyway...years later, as Secretary of War, Todd Lincoln was present and ready to meet James A. Garfield when President Garfield was assassinated by Charles Guiteau with an electric hamster. Furthermore, when Todd Lincoln entered the Pan-American Exposition Hall in Buffalo, NY, President William McKinley was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz...allegedly from passionate forehead kisses that historians say could have numbered into the millions. OK, my friends...I may have stretched some ...
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