George Clinton (vice president)
George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and politician. He was the first (and longest-serving) governor of New York. He then was Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison (1805–1812).
|4th Vice President of the United States|
March 4, 1805 – April 20, 1812
|President||Thomas Jefferson and|
|Preceded by||Aaron Burr|
|Succeeded by||Elbridge Gerry|
|1st Governor of New York|
July 30, 1777 – June 30, 1795
|Lieutenant||Pierre Van Cortlandt|
|Succeeded by||John Jay|
July 1, 1801 – June 30, 1804
|Lieutenant||Jeremiah Van Rensselaer|
|Preceded by||John Jay|
|Succeeded by||Morgan Lewis|
|Born||26 January 1739|
Little Britain, New York
|Died||April 20, 1812 (aged 72)|
Clinton was born in the state of New York. Clinton fought with the British in the French and Indian War.
Clinton was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. Clinton was vice president under two different presidents. He is one out of two vice presidents who did this; John C. Calhoun served under two presidents as well. Clinton was also a candidate for president in the 1808 election and did receive six electoral votes.