Durant and Lathrop was the transportation company operated by Thomas Clark Durant. Durant, whose stock manipulation created the Credit Mobiler scandal, was vice president of the Union Pacific Railriad. The Union Pacific joined the Central Pacific Railroad Compoany at Promontory Point, Utah to form the transcontinental railroad system. In 1856, Durant was a defense attorney for Abraham Lincoln in a suit involving his company, Mississippi and Missouri Railroad. The lawsuit played a role in Lincoln's decision to use the Union Pacific at Council Bluffs for the first transcontinental railroad.
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