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Abraham Lincoln was a 19th century Human politician who served as the 16th President of the United States of America. As one of his duties as president, he served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Union Army from 1861 until 1865 during his country's civil war. (TOS: "The Cage", "The Savage Curtain")
The painting entitled First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, depicting an image of Abraham Lincoln surrounded by his Cabinet members, Salmon P. Chase, Gideon Welles, Caleb B. Smith, William H. Seward, and Montgomery Blair during the first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, was contained in the library computer aboard the Enterprise. A second image overlaid the painting representing Lincoln's signature of the document. These images were also flashed on the viewscreen when the Talosians scanned the Enterprise computer in 2254. (TOS-R: "The Cage")
Scenes from Lincoln's election victory were among the images of Human history on Earth displayed by the Guardian of Forever. Contained in these images were voters carrying signs that read such slogans as: "Lincoln Wins!", "Lincoln and Liberty", and "Old Abe Lincoln: Came Out of the Wilderness." (TOS: "The City on the Edge of Forever")
Lincoln was a personal hero of James T. Kirk. In 2269, the USS Enterprise encountered an image of Lincoln while in orbit of Excalbia, created by the Excalbians to help their understanding of the Human concepts of "good" and "evil." After witnessing that Lincoln's "death", Kirk felt he understood something of what Earth had to endure before achieving "final peace". (TOS: "The Savage Curtain")
When Berlinghoff Rasmussen made clear that he couldn't tell Captain Jean-Luc Picard about the future, he compared the captain's situation to that of Abraham Lincoln, who might have changed his theater plans had he known what lay ahead of him. (TNG: "A Matter of Time")
|Selected Presidents of the United States of America|
|George Washington (1789) • Andrew Jackson (1829) • Abraham Lincoln (1861) • Ulysses S. Grant (1869) • Theodore Roosevelt (1901) • Woodrow Wilson (1913) • Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933) • Harry S. Truman (1945) • Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953) • John F. Kennedy (1961) • Lyndon B. Johnson (1963) • Richard M. Nixon (1969) • Jimmy Carter (1977) • Ronald Reagan (1981) • George H.W. Bush (1989) • William J. Clinton (1993) • George W. Bush (2001) • ...|
Abraham Lincoln served as a visual inspiration for the look for David Warner's character of Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. According to Richard Snell, "Nick [Meyer] told me, 'When people look at Gorkon, I want their brain cells to go, "Abe Lincoln, because he's the savior of this race.'" The resemblance is almost subliminal. Warner's face was actually pretty conducive to Abe's distinctive beard and eyebrows. In fact, there's also a tie-in on set during one of the sequences where they're having a formal stated dinner, and you see a portrait of Lincoln on the wall." (Charting the Undiscovered Country: The Making of Trek VI, p. 91)
According to the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 465), Abraham Lincoln was born in 1809.