Monday, November 28, 2011

Abraham Lincoln before he was President

Abraham Lincoln the Bartender?

Abraham Lincoln was the only US President ever to be a bartender. Actually he was co-owner of the bar ‘Berry and Lincoln’ in Springfield, Illinois. The other co-owner was named William Berry. It was very hard for Berry and Lincoln to own a bar together because Berry was an alcoholic and Lincoln preferred not to drink. Berry would actually drink customers’ orders before the customers even got them! In 1843 Lincoln ran for state legislator and won. After his win he gave up the bartending business. By 1840 the bar was abandoned due to Lincoln and his politics and Berry’s death in 1835.

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