Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/12/2012

‘All the ladies like whiskers!’ Revealed, the girl, 11, who convinced Lincoln to grow his iconic beard

Even among the distinguished company of former U.S. presidents, Abraham Lincoln’s portrait stands out.

Nearly every schoolchild can pick out the 16th president, thanks his to tall, this frame, his long coat and stovepipe hat – and the distinctive beard on his chin.

The source of the president’s facial hair has been revealed as an 11-year-old girl who wrote a letter to the then-Republican presidential candidate and urged him to grow a beard because ‘all the ladies like whiskers.’ for more click here

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