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    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1864)

    Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1864)

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    • Country: United States of America
    • Famous For...: was President
    Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, on February 12, 1809. He moved with his family to Indiana in 1816 and to Illinois in 1830. His first home in Illinois was eight miles southwest of Springfield, and there he operated a general store and served as Postmaster and Deputy County Surveyor in 1833. He served as a Representative in the Illinois State Legislature from 1834-1842. In 1836 Lincoln was admitted to the bar, and in 1837 he moved to Springfield and began his law practice. He married Mary Todd in 1842 and purchased his home at Eighth and Jackson Streets in Springfield two years later.
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    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

    Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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    • Country: United States of America
    • Famous For...: American President
    Another famous Surveyor General for Virginia, Thomas Jefferson was also appointed as County Surveyor for Albemarle County, Virginia on October 14, 1773. During his tenure as Secretary of State (under President Washington) and as President, Jefferson's instructions and appointments of surveyors to official posts gave the young nation the foresight and direction necessary to promote the orderly settlement of the frontier.
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    Benjamin Banneker (1731 - 1806)

    Benjamin Banneker (1731 - 1806)

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    • Country: United States of America
    • Famous For...: African-American farmer, self-educated mathematician, astronomer, and surveyor.
    African-American farmer, self-educated mathematician, astronomer, and surveyor. Although he received little schooling, Banneker demonstrated exceptional scientific ability and taught himself advanced mathematics and astronomy. In 1789 U.S. President George Washington appointed Banneker to the commission charged with the survey, planning and construction of Washington D.C. With Major Andrew Ellicott, he helped to survey the site of the national capital between 1791 and 1793.
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