George Clinton (vice president)

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George Clinton
4th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1812
President Thomas Jefferson and
James Madison
Preceded by Aaron Burr
Succeeded by Elbridge Gerry
1st Governor of New York
In office
July 30, 1777 – June 30, 1795
Lieutenant Pierre Van Cortlandt
Succeeded by John Jay
In office
July 1, 1801 – June 30, 1804
Lieutenant Jeremiah Van Rensselaer
Preceded by John Jay
Succeeded by Morgan Lewis
Personal details
Born 26 January 1739(1739-01-26)
Little Britain, New York
Died April 20, 1812(1812-04-20) (aged 73)
Washington, DC
Nationality American

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).

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 Continental Congress and voted for the Declaration of Independence. He was a friend of George Washington and served with and supplied the Continental Army.

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.

George Clinton has no known relation of 42nd President Bill Clinton, who took his stepfather's surname as a child.