George Clinton (vice president)
|4th Vice President of the United States|
March 4, 1805 – March 3, 1812
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|
26 January 1739|
Little Britain, New York
April 20, 1812 (aged 73)|
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 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.