George Clinton, 4th Vice President of the US

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George Clinton

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Little Britain, Orange County, New York
Death: April 20, 1812 (72)
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Old Dutch Churchyard, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Charles Clinton and Elizabeth Clinton (Denniston)
Husband of Sarah Cornelia Clinton
Father of Catherine Van Cortlandt; Cornelia Genêt; George Washington Clinton; Elizabeth Tallmadge; Martha Washington Clinton and 1 other
Brother of Maj. Gen. James Clinton, Continental Army

Occupation: American soldier and politician. He was the first (and longest-serving) Governor of New York (1777-1795, 1801-1804), and then Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison (1805-1812). (see Wikipedia)
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About George Clinton, 4th Vice President of the US

George Clinton was an American soldier and statesman, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was Governor of New York from 1777 to 1795, and again from 1801 to 1804, then served as the fourth Vice President of the United States from 1805 to 1812, under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. He and John C. Calhoun are the only people to have served as US Vice President under two different presidents.

DAR Ancestor #: A023206

References

  • https://famouskin.com/family-group.php?name=50566+george+clinton&ah... cites
  • 1 Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. (2008), 180.
  • 2 Roberts, Gary Boyd, The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States (2 vols.), Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company (2018), 351. 4th US Vice President, 1st Governor of New York, and Revolutionary War General. He served as the US Vice President under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the only person to have ever served in that office under two different presidents other than John C. Calhoun. He was born in Little Britain, New York. He enlisted in the British Army to fight against the French in the French and Indian War (also known as the Seven Years War), and rose to the rank of lieutenant. After the war, he studied law and became the county clerk for Ulster County, New York and also served in the New York Provincial Assembly for Ulster County from 1768 to 1776. On March 25, 1777 he was commissioned a brigadier general in the Continental Army and a month later, he was elected Governor of New York, serving continuously in that position until 1795. While governor, he retained his military commission, commanding forces at Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery, both in the state of New York. He remained in the Continental Army until it disbanded on November 3, 1783. He opposed the adoption of the new US Constitution in 1787-1788 but withdrew his objections after the Bill of Rights was added. In 1792 he was chosen by the Democratic-Republican party as their candidate for the US Vice Presidency but was defeated in the electoral voting by John Adams. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1800 and again in 1801, and was again elected Governor of New York, serving until 1804, when he was chosen as Thomas Jefferson's running mate in the 1804 Presidential election. He served as the US Vice President under President Thomas Jefferson from 1805 to 1809 and again under President James Madison from 1809 until April 20, 1812, when he died of a heart attack, becoming the first US Vice President to die in office. He was originally buried in Washington DC, but was re-interred in Kingston, New York, in 1908. He was the brother of Continental Revolutionary War General James Clinton and uncle of future New York governor, DeWitt Clinton.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: May 11 2020, 3:33:41 UTC
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George Clinton, 4th Vice President of the US's Timeline

1739
July 26, 1739
Little Britain, Orange County, New York
1770
November 5, 1770
1774
June 29, 1774
1778
September 27, 1778
1780
July 10, 1780
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
1783
October 12, 1783
1785
October 6, 1785
1812
April 20, 1812
Age 72
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Old Dutch Churchyard, Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA