Whoa, Lincoln without a beard! -- Most people believe that Lincoln sported a beard for the majority of his life, but in actuality he spent most of his life without facial hair. He only began growing his whiskers in during his run for president.
February "Abraham Lincoln, seated, holding spectacles and a pencil. photograph by Alexander Gardner. President Lincoln was just 56 years old when he was assassinated. Look what the Civil War did to him.