Hannibal Hamlin in Paris … South Paris, that is

I went to the University of Southern Maine with a guy named Dean Lachance. That has nothing to do with the DownEast.com trivia question today, except that he came from South Paris. Or, at least he came from one of the towns with Paris in the name.

Either way, it did not help me in answering the trivia question. Here it is:

Who is South Paris famous for?

Answer:

The western Maine town was the birthplace and early residence of the Honorable Hannibal Hamlin, governor of Maine, United States senator, and vice president under Abraham Lincoln.

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