George Clinton (July 26, 1739 – April 20, 1812) was an American soldier, statesman, and Founding Father of the United States. A prominent Democratic-Republican, Clinton served as the fourth vice president of the United States from 1805 until his death in 1812.
George Clinton, (born July 26, 1739, Little Britain, N.Y., U.S.—died April 20, 1812, Washington, D.C.), fourth vice president of the United States (1805–12) in the administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Clinton was the son of Charles Clinton, a farmer and surveyor, and Elizabeth Denniston.
Three vice presidents have briefly acted as president under the 25th Amendment: George H. W. Bush on July 13, 1985; Dick Cheney on June 29, 2002 and on July 21, 2007; and Kamala Harris on November 19, 2021. The persons who have served as vice president were born in or primarily affiliated with 27 states plus the District of Columbia.
By an Act of Congress, he was allowed to take the oath outside the United States, and was sworn in on March 24, 1853 near Matanzas, Cuba. He is the only vice president to take his oath of office in a foreign country. ↑ Died April 15, 1865; see Assassination of Abraham Lincoln for further details.
George Clinton (July 26, 1739 - April 20, 1812) served from 1805 to 1812 as the fourth vice president in the administrations of both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. As Vice President, he set up the precedent of not bringing focus to himself and instead simply presiding over the Senate.
George Clinton was an American politician and soldier who served as the fourth Vice President of United States, from 1805 to 1812, in the administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. One of the most popular politicians in early America, Clinton was tutored at home and became a soldier in his teenage years, serving in the French and ...
Clinton was an ardent patriot who supported the Declaration of Independence and defended New York as a brigadier general during the Revolutionary War. In 1804, Governor Clinton became the first elected vice president of the United States and served under presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.