Open/Close All Full Name: Charles Warren Fairbanks Born: May. 11, 1852 in Unionville Center, Ohio Died: June 4, 1918 in Indianapolis, IndianaHe grew up in poverty in a one-room log cabin, saw his family’s home used as a hiding place for runaway slaves, and rose to prominence as an Indiana railway attorney before he became a powerful Republican politician.No, his name isn’t Abraham Lincoln but Charles W. Fairbanks, who served as a Senator from Indiana (1897-1905) and 26th Vice President of the United States (1905-1909) under President Theodore Roosevelt. Sometimes referred to as “the last of America’s log-cabin statesmen,” Fairbanks traced his family’s ancestry back to Puritan followers of Oliver Cromwell. Fairbanks, Alaska is named after him.U.S. Vice Presidents Related Resources, Notes, Links, etc. See the Geopeda version of this article.