Robert Todd Lincoln: The Life and Accomplishments of Robert Todd Lincoln
A Man Worthy of the Name
Robert Todd Lincoln was born August 1, 1843. He was the oldest child of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln and the only Lincoln child that would survive to adulthood. Far from being simply the son of Abraham Lincoln, Robert experienced great personal and professional success throughout his life and created a legacy of his own without relying on the name of his father. He held several highly influential positions both in the public and private sector and created a legacy of his own without relying on his father's fame.
A brief overview of the life of Robert Todd Lincoln can be seen here. Several periods of his life are covered in the following images from his days as a student at Harvard all the way to his last public appearance. By clicking on the images above, you can examine and learn more about some of these items in the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection.