George Clinton
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George Clinton (abt. 1739 - 1812)

George Clinton
Born about in Little Britain, Ulster County, New Yorkmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 7 Feb 1770 in New Yorkmap
Died in Washington, District of Columbia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 1 Oct 2014
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U.S. Vice President
George Clinton is a US Vice President
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Preceded by
3rd Vice President
Aaron Burr




Preceded by
Office established by
NY Constitution of 1777



2nd Governor
John Jay
George Clinton
4th Vice President of the United States
Vice Presidential Seal
1805—1812

1st Governor of
New York

1777—1795
Seal of the State of New York
and
1801—1804
Succeeded by
5th Vice President
Elbridge Gerry




Succeeded by
2nd Governor

John Jay


3rd Governor
Morgan Lewis

Contents

Biography

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.

Family

On February 7, 1770, Clinton married Sarah Cornelia Tappen (d. 1800); they had five daughters and one son:[1]

  1. Catharine Clinton (November 5, 1770 – January 10, 1811); married firstly, to John Taylor, and secondly Pierre Van Cortlandt, Jr.
  2. Cornelia Tappen Clinton (June 29, 1774 – March 28, 1810); married Edmond-Charles Genet
  3. George Washington Clinton (October 18, 1778 – March 27, 1813); married Anna Floyd, daughter of William Floyd
  4. Elizabeth Clinton (July 10, 1780 – April 8, 1825); married Matthias B. Tallmadge
  5. Martha Washington Clinton (October 12, 1783 – February 20, 1795)
  6. Maria Clinton (October 6, 1785 – April 17, 1829); married Dr. Stephen D. Beekman, a grandson of Pierre Van Cortlandt

Death and Burial

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.

Legacy

  • Three U.S. states have named counties in Vice President Clinton's honor. They are: Missouri, New York, and Ohio.

Sources

  1. Wikipedia Accessed 11/4/2014 09:27 PST
  • Wikipedia
  • You can read an article about George Clinton at the US Senate website.


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