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Aaron-burr

Aaron Burr
(American Politician)

Date of Birth:
February 6, 1756

Date of Death:
September 14, 1836

Nationality:
American

Quote count:
4

Times favorited:
2

Aaron Burr, Jr. was an American politician, Revolutionary War hero and adventurer. He served as the third Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson .

A formative member of the Democratic-Republican Party with a political base in New York, Burr served in the New York State Assembly , as New York State Attorney General , United States Senator , and for one term as Vice President of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson. A candidate for President in 1800, Burr tied Jefferson with 73 electoral votes, making him eligible for one of the Nation's two highest offices and sending the election into the U.S. House of Representatives. After 36 ballots, Jefferson was elected President and Burr elected Vice President. As Vice President, Burr was President of the Senate, and in this role presided over the impeachment trial of Samuel Chase.



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