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Garret Augustus Hobart

Hobart, Garret Augustus (hōˈbärt, –bərt) [key], 1844–99, Vice President of the United States (1897–99), b. Long Branch, N.J. A lawyer and businessman, he was prominent in New Jersey Republican politics for many years. Elected Vice President on the ticket with McKinley, he died in office.

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