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George Clinton (US VP)

George Clinton (July 26, 1739 - April 20, 1812) was an American soldier and politician. He served as the first Governor of New York from 1777 to 1795, as a member of the State Assembly in 1800 and 1801, and as the third Governor from 1801 to 1804.

He went on to serve as Vice President of the United States of America from 1804 to 1808 under Thomas Jefferson, and then from 1808 until his death in office under James Madison.

He was the uncle of De Witt Clinton, who served as seventh and ninth Governor of New York.

Clinton County, New York and Clinton County, Ohio are named after him.

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