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  • ID: I157464
  • Name: George CLINTON
  • RELA: 9th cousin 10x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 JUL 1739 in Little Britain, Orange Co., NY
  • Event: Elected BET 30 JUL 1777 AND 1 JUL 1795 Lt. Governor of New York
  • Event: Elected BET 1 JUL 1801 AND 1 JUL 1804 1st Governor of New York
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1805 AND 20 APR 1812 Vice President of the United States
  • Death: 20 APR 1812 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic Vice-President George Clinton
  • Title: Vice President
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    CLINTON, George, (uncle of George Clinton [1771-1809], De Witt Clinton, and James Graham Clinton), a Delegate from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Little Britain, Ulster (now Orange) County, N.Y., July 26, 1739; completed preparatory studies; served as lieutenant of rangers in the expedition against Fort Frontenac; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Little Britain; clerk of the court of common pleas in 1759 and district attorney in 1765; surveyor of New Windsor; member of the State assembly in 1768; served on the New York Committee of Correspondence in 1774; Member of the Continental Congress from May 15, 1775, to July 8, 1776, when he was ordered to take the field as brigadier general of militia; appointed brigadier general by Congress in March 1777; Governor of New York 1777-1795; president of the State convention which ratified the Federal Constitution; again Governor of New York 1801-1804; elected Vice President of the United States in 1804 as a Republican and served four years under President Thomas Jefferson; reelected in 1808 and served under President James Madison until his death in office; died in Washington, D.C., April 20, 1812; interment in the Congressional Cemetery; reinterment in the First Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery, Kingston, N.Y., in May 1908.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Charles CLINTON b: 1690 in County Longford, Ireland
    Mother: Elizabeth DENNISTON b: BET 1704 AND 1705 in County Longford, Ireland

    Marriage 1 Sarah Cornelia TAPPEN b: 10 AUG 1740 in Kingston, Ulster Co., NY
    • Married: 7 FEB 1770
    Children
    1. Has No Children Catherine CLINTON b: 5 NOV 1770
    2. Has No Children Cornelia Tappen CLINTON b: 29 JUN 1774
    3. Has No Children George Washington CLINTON b: 18 OCT 1778
    4. Has No Children Elizabeth CLINTON b: 10 JUL 1780
    5. Has No Children Martha Washington CLINTON b: 12 OCT 1783
    6. Has No Children Maria CLINTON b: 6 OCT 1785

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