Photos: The ten best neckbeards in history versus Andrew Luck

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Number 6: William Dennison, Jr.

In addition to serving as the 24th governor of Ohio, Dennison was U.S. Postmaster in the cabinet of America's most famous beard-wearer, Abraham Lincoln. Think he grew his own under-the-chin warmer as a way of sucking up?

Number 5: William Fessenden

Like Dennison, a fellow Lincoln cabinet member, and fellow William, Fessenden, a onetime Senator from Maine turned Treasury Secretary, kept his neckbeard neatly trimmed and classy -- almost stealth if he wore a oversized collar. That way, he'd really impress the ladies when he showed it off at the end of the night.

Continue to keep counting down our picks for the ten best neckbeards in history.
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