43. Abe was the first to...

Abe was the First, Most, Best... more ways that Lincoln was a unique man

Republican president
Tallest president
First to grow a beard
First president to be put on an American coin. The 1909 penny on the

occassion of his 100th birthday. There had been Indians on the pennies ahead of Mr. Lincoln. The only president to hold a patent on anything. ABE was issued a patent in 1849 for a device to lift boats up out of the shallows. The first president to be assassinated