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Hobart, Garret Augustus

(Encyclopedia) Hobart, Garret Augustus h´bärt, –brt, 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…

Hendricks, Thomas Andrews

(Encyclopedia) Hendricks, Thomas Andrews, 1819–85, Vice President of the United States (1885), b. near Zanesville, Ohio. As U.S. Senator from Indiana (1863–69) he opposed radical Reconstruction. He…

Sherman, James Schoolcraft

(Encyclopedia) Sherman, James Schoolcraft, 1855–1912, Vice President of the United States (1909–12), b. near Utica, N.Y. A lawyer, he was (1884–85) mayor of Utica. Sherman served (1887–91, 1893–1909…

Colfax, Schuyler

(Encyclopedia) Colfax, Schuyler sk´lr kl´fks, 1823–85, Vice President of the United States (1869–73), b. New York City. He moved in boyhood to Indiana. First a Whig editor, he later helped to…

Fairbanks, Charles Warren

(Encyclopedia) Fairbanks, Charles Warren, 1852–1918, Vice President of the United States (1905–9), b. Union co., Ohio. He became wealthy as a railroad lawyer in Indianapolis, rose in Republican…

Barkley, Alben William

(Encyclopedia) Barkley, Alben William bär´kl, 1877–1956, Vice President of the United States (1949–53), b. Graves co., Ky. After being admitted (1901) to the bar, he served as prosecuting attorney (…

Stevenson, Adlai Ewing

(Encyclopedia) Stevenson, Adlai Ewing, 1835–1914, Vice President of the United States (1893–97), b. Christian co., Ky. He practiced law at Bloomington, Ill., and was twice (1874, 1878) elected to the…

Morton, Levi Parsons

(Encyclopedia) Morton, Levi Parsons, 1824–1920, American banker, Vice President of the United States (1889–93), b. Shoreham, Vt. He engaged in business in Hanover, N.Y., and in Boston before…

Garner, John Nance

(Encyclopedia) Garner, John Nance, 1868–1967, Vice President of the United States (1933–41), b. Red River co., Tex. A lawyer, he served (1898–1902) in the Texas legislature and then (1902) was…

Tompkins, Daniel D.

(Encyclopedia) Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774–1825, American political figure, Vice President of the United States (1817–25), b. Scarsdale, N.Y. A leader of the Jeffersonian group in New York state, he…