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Describe someone who influenced Abraham Lincoln both personally and politically, other than his father.   2 people that impacted him BOTH personaly AND politicaly ...other than his Father

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Undoubtedly, Abraham Lincoln was influenced both personally and professionally by the deaths of several brothers during the Civil War, a grievous loss to their mother, Lydia Bixby of Boston.  His beautifully written letter to the grieving mother  is often quoted as one of the most eloquent of his writings, sometimes mentioned even in the company of the Gettysburg Address.  Although there has been controversy from time to time about the recipient of the letter, who she...

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