3rd Vice President
Office established by
NY Constitution of 1777
4th Vice President of the United States
1st Governor of
5th Vice President
George was an American soldier and statesman, and has been considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Governor of New York from 1777 to 1795, then again from 1801 to 1804, then serving as the fourth Vice President of the United States from 1805 to 1812, serving under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. He is the longest-serving governor in the history of the United States (at a total of 21 years and six terms in office), and he and John C. Calhoun are the only persons to have served as Vice President under two different U.S. Presidents.
On February 7, 1770, Clinton married Sarah Cornelia Tappen (d. 1800); they had five daughters and one son:
George Clinton died on April 20, 1812, in Washington, D. C., while still a sitting Vice President. He was originally buried at the Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D. C. On May 11, 1908, he was reinterred in the First Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y. You can read transcripts of newspaper articles about the reinterment at the Congressional Cemetery website.
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