Monday, November 28, 2011
Abraham Lincoln before he was President
Abraham Lincoln the Bartender?
Abraham Lincoln was the only
President ever to be a bartender. Actually he was co-owner of the bar ‘ US and Berry ’ in Lincoln . The other co-owner was named William Berry. It was very hard for Springfield, Illinois 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 Berry 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 Lincoln ’s death in 1835. Berry