Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Lincoln, Robert Todd

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LINCOLN, ROBERT TODD, an American diplomatist; born in Springfield, Ill., Aug. 1, 1843; eldest son of Abraham Lincoln; was graduated at Harvard College in 1864; served on the staff of General Grant as assistant adjutant-general; was admitted to the bar in 1867; Secretary of War in 1881–1885; minister to Great Britain in 1889–1893; and became president of the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1897. Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1911.

Sources: “Lincoln, Robert Todd”, Collier's New Encyclopedia, V (New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company, 1921), p. 488.