Abraham Lincoln (16th President), was the first president to bring a cat into the White House. When Abe Lincoln assumed office, his son, Tad, asked to bring his cat - named Tabby, on the trip from Illinois to the nation's capital, Lincoln was compelled to agree.

Abraham Lincoln (16th President), was the first president to bring a cat into the White House. When Abe Lincoln assumed office, his son, Tad, asked to bring his cat - named Tabby, on the trip from Illinois to the nation's capital, Lincoln was compelled to agree.

Abraham Lincoln Home, Springfield, Illinois    Photographer: Matt Turner    This is from a photo contest for National Historic Landmarks.   The McDowell House is also a National Historic Landmark.

Abraham Lincoln Home, Springfield, Illinois Photographer: Matt Turner This is from a photo contest for National Historic Landmarks. The McDowell House is also a National Historic Landmark.

Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky - Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth.

Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky - Built at the location of Lincoln's birth the solid marble, neoclassical monument houses the symbolic cabin of Lincoln's birth.

Abraham Lincoln's frame house in Springfield, Illinois, is the only residence our sixteenth President ever owned. It's now preserved for visitors at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Abraham Lincoln's frame house in Springfield, Illinois, is the only residence our sixteenth President ever owned. It's now preserved for visitors at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

Abraham Lincoln’s cats included Tabby and Dixie. The president also brought a few strays into the White House.

Abraham Lincoln’s cats included Tabby and Dixie. The president also brought a few strays into the White House.

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