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There are Missouri facts about a famous presidential campaign that are not only surprising but just a little strange. When Abraham Lincoln ran for president, one of his most staunch foes was Valentine Tapley of Missouri. Tapley swore that if Lincoln ever did become president, that he would never again shave. Well, we know what happened. Lincoln became president, of course. And Tapley? True to his strange swearing-off-of-shaving promise, never again shaved his beard. From 1860 until his death in 1910, he never again shaved, dying with whiskers twelve feet and six inches long.