Thomas A. Hendricks

American politician (1819–1885)

Thomas Andrews Hendricks (September 7, 1819 – November 25, 1885)[1] was a U.S. representative and a senator from Indiana, a governor of Indiana, and the twenty-first vice president of the United States (serving with Grover Cleveland).

Thomas A. Hendricks
21st Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1885 – November 25, 1885
PresidentGrover Cleveland
Preceded byChester A. Arthur
Succeeded byLevi P. Morton
16th Governor of Indiana
In office
January 13, 1873 – January 8, 1877
LieutenantLeonidas Sexton
Preceded byConrad Baker
Succeeded byJames D. Williams
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1869
Preceded byDavid Turpie
Succeeded byDaniel D. Pratt
Personal details
Born(1819-09-07)September 7, 1819[1]
Fultonham, Ohio
DiedNovember 25, 1885(1885-11-25) (aged 66)
Indianapolis, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Eliza C. Morgan Hendricks
Alma materHanover College

Hendricks died in his sleep at home in Indianapolis on November 25, 1885.[2] Following his death, Congress changed the order of succession for the presidency by removing the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biography of Thomas A Hendricks". Archived from the original on 2006-10-30. Retrieved 2007-01-04.
  2. "U.S. Senate: Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st Vice President (1885)". Retrieved 2020-05-23.