|Date of Birth||July 26, 1739|
|Date of Death||April 20, 1812|
|Place of Birth||Little Britain, Province of New York, British America|
|Place of Death||Washington, D.C.|
|Number of Children||Six|
George Clinton took office as the nation's fourth vice president on March 4, 1805. He was the second vice president to serve under Thomas Jefferson, having replaced fellow New Yorker Aaron Burr, whose intransigence in 1800 had nearly cost Jefferson the presidency. A Revolutionary War hero who had served as governor of New York for two decades, Clinton seemed an ideal choice to supplant Burr while preserving the New York-Virginia alliance that formed the backbone of the Jeffersonian Republican coalition.
Vice President Clinton...