Robert Todd Lincoln, Big Man on Campus

The eldest son of the 16th U.S. President, Robert Todd Lincoln was an American statesman, diplomat, businessman, lawyer, and briefly a union captain during the Civil War. Lincoln was in his early 20s when his father was assassinated, and he vowed to carry on the family legacy. In his later years, Lincoln served as the Secretary of War in the administration of President James A. Garfield—and remained at that cabinet post under Chester A. Arthur until 1885…

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