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Clue #1
This person moved to Indiana as a young boy and lived there the rest of his life. His father was a carpenter. His mother died when he was nine but he was very close to his stepmother who urged him to read.
Clue #2
This person stated that he had about one year of formal education. However, he was taught by many individuals. He loved to read and learn from any books he could get his hands on. He once said: "Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new after all."
Clue #3
This person joined the military in 1832. He worked as a clerk before joining the military.
Clue #4
This person's son was the only president's child to die in the White House.
Clue #1
This person was the son of an escaped slave. As a young man, he joined the Union Navy and fought in the Civil War.
Clue #2
This person began his career as a draftsman and was an assistant to Alexnder Graham Bell.
Clue #3
This person received his first patent for a "water closet for railroad cars."
Clue #4
This person is best known for being one of "Edison's Pioneers" - Thomas Edison's elite team of researchers.