( Quick Links By Name )

| John Adams | Thomas Jefferson | Aaron Burr | George Clinton (1st) | George Clinton (2nd) |
| Elbridge Gerry | Daniel Tompkins | John Calhoun (1st) | John Calhoun (2nd) | Martin Van Buren |
| Richard Johnson | John Tyler |



John Adams
" 1st Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President George Washington"
( April 30, 1789 - March 4, 1797 - 2 Terms )
Became the - "2nd President of the United States"


Date & place of birth:
John Adams
( Official Portrait )

     October 30, 1735, 123 Franklin Street, Braintree (Quincy),
     Massachusetts

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     July 4, 1826 - Braintree, Massachusetts - Old Age - 90

Place of burial:
     First Unitarian Church, Quincy, Massachusetts

Also served:
     Massachusetts Legislature - ( 1768-1774 )
     Massachusetts delegate to Continental Congress - ( 1774-1776 )
     Diplomat in Europe - ( 1778-1788 )
     "2nd President of the United States" - ( March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801 )

Facts:

  • 1st President to live in the White House - ( Then called the Executive Mansion )
  • Was one of four Presidents to live to the age of 90 - ( the others: "Herbert Hoover", "Gerald Ford" and "Ronald Reagan" )
  • Was one of only two President that had a son also serve as President. His son being "John Quincy Adams". The other presidential father being "George H. W. Bush" whose son is our current president, "George W. Bush".
  • Defended the British Soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre in Court and won
  • As Vice President, Adams cast 29 tie-breaking votes while presiding over the Senate, easily a Vice Presidential record
  • Died on the same day as "Thomas Jefferson"
  • Nicknamed the "Atlas of Independence"

Links:
     "Click Here" to visit the "Adam's National Historic Website"
     "Click Here" to view the "Grave of President Adams"
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of President John Adams
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of First Lady Abigail (Smith) Adams



Thomas Jefferson
" 2nd Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President John Adams"
( March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801- 1 Term )
Became the - "3nd President of the United States"


Date & place of birth:
Thomas Jefferson
( Official Portrait )

     April 13, 1743, Goochland, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     July 4, 1826 - Monticello, Virginia - Chronic Diarrhea - 83

Place of burial:
     Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia

Also served:
     Virginia House of Burgesses - ( 1769-1774 )
     Governor of Virginia - ( 1779-1781 )
     Virginia delegate to Continental Congress - ( 1783-1784 )
     Minister to France
     Secretary of State for George Washington - ( 1790-1793 )
     Vice President for John Adams - ( March 4, 1797 to March 4, 1801 )
     "3rd President of the United States" - ( March 4, 1801 to March 3, 1809 )

Facts:

  • 1st president elected by the House of Representatives
  • 1st president to be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1st president to have been a governor.
  • Died on the same day as John Adams
  • His grandson, James Madison Randolph, was the 1st child born in the White House
  • Nicknames: "Man of the People"; "Sage of Monticello"

Links:
     "Click Here" to visit the home & final resting place of President Jefferson, "Monticello"
     "Click Here" to view the "Grave of President Jefferson"
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of President Thomas Jefferson
     "Click Here" for a "Biography" of First Lady Martha (Wayles) (Skelton) Jefferson



Aaron Burr, Jr.
" 3rd Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Thomas Jefferson"
( March 4, 1801 - March 4, 1805 - 1 Terms )


Date & place of birth:
Aaron Burr

     February 6, 1756 - place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     September 14, 1836 - place unknown - cause unknown - Age 80

Place of burial:
     Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, New Jersey

Also served:
     US Senator representing New York - ( 1791 - 1797 )

Facts:

  • Burr was orphaned as an infant and was raised by his uncle
  • Served with distinction as an officer in the Revolutionary War
  • While Burr was Vice President Alexander Hamilton insulted his character in a speech. Burr challenged him to a duel. They met in Weehawken, New Jersey on July 11, 1804, and Burr ended up killing Hamilton. All charges of murder were eventually dropped.

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Burr"



George Clinton
" 4th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Thomas Jefferson"
( March 4, 1805 - March 3, 1809 - 1 Terms )


Date & place of birth:
George Clinton

     July 26, 1739 - place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     April 20, 1812 - place unknown - cause unknown - Age 72

Place of burial:
     Old Dutch Churchyard, Kingston, New York

Also served:
     Continental Congress - ( 1775-1776 )
     New York's 1st Governor - ( 1777-1795 & 1801-1805)

Facts:

  • Studied law and passed the Bar exam at the ripe old age of 16
  • Was best of friends with George Washington. Clinton named his son and daughter George and Martha, after his favorite President and First Lady
  • Died in office while serving as Vice President to James Madison

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Clinton"



George Clinton
" 5th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President James Madison"
( March 3, 1809 - April 20, 1812 - Died in Office )


Date & place of birth:
George Clinton

     July 26, 1739 - place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     April 20, 1812 - place unknown - cause unknown - Age 72

Place of burial:
     Old Dutch Churchyard, Kingston, New York

Also served:
     Continental Congress - ( 1775-1776 )
     New York's 1st Governor - ( 1777-1795 & 1801-1805)

Facts:

  • Studied law and passed the Bar exam at the ripe old age of 16
  • Was best of friends with George Washington. Clinton named his son and daughter George and Martha, after his favorite President and First Lady
  • Died in office while serving as Vice President to James Madison

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Clinton"



No Vice President Served
" From April 20, 1812 to March 4, 1813 "



Elbridge Gerry
" 6th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President James Madison"
( March 4, 1813 - November 23, 1814 - Died in Office )


Date & place of birth:
Elbridge Gerry

     July 17, 1744 - place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     November 23, 1814 - place unknown - cause unknown - Age 70

Place of burial:
     Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Also served:
     Continental Congress - ( 1776-1785 )
     U.S. Congress - ( 1789-1793 )
     Governor of Massachusetts - ( 1810-1812 )

Facts:

  • Signer of Declaration of Independence

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Gerry"



No Vice President Served
" From November 23, 1814 to March 4, 1817 "



Daniel D. Tompkins
" 7th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President James Monroe"
( March 4, 1817 to March 3, 1825 - 2 Terms )


Date & place of birth:
Daniel D. Tompkins

     June 21, 1774 - place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     June 11, 1825 - place unknown - cause unknown - Age 51

Place of burial:
     Saint Mark's Cemetery, Manhatten, New York

Also served:
     Massachusetts State Supreme Court
     Governor of Massachusetts
- ( 1807-1817 )

Facts:

  • Mississippi was admitted into the Union in 1817
  • Illinois was admitted into the Union in 1818
  • Alabama was admitted into the Union in 1819
  • Missouri was admitted into the Union in 1820
  • Maine was admitted into the Union in 1820.

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Tompkins"



John C. Calhoun
" 8th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President John Quincy Adams"
( March 3, 1825 to March 4, 1829 - 1 Term )


Date & place of birth:
John C. Calhoun

     March 13, 1782 - place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     March 31, 1850 - place unknown - cause unknown - Age 68

Place of burial:
     Clemson, South Carolina

Also served:
     South Carolina Legislature - ( 1808-1810 )
     U.S. Congress, representing South Carolina - ( 1811-1817 )
     Secretary of War under President James Monroe - ( 1817-1825 )
     Vice President of Andrew Jackson - ( March 4, 1829-1832 )
     U.S. Senator, representing South Carolina - ( 1842-1843 )
     Secretary of State under President John Tyler - ( 1844-1845 )
     U.S. Senator, representing South Carolina - ( 1845-1850 )

Facts:

  • Never regularly attended school prior to being admitted to Yale
  • Married his second-cousin
  • One of only two Vice Presidents to resign. The other being Spiro Agnew.
  • Calhoun's final words on his death-bed are said to have been, "The South, the poor South".

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Calhoun"



John C. Calhoun
" 9th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Andrew Jackson"
( March 4, 1829 to 1832 - Resigned )


Date & place of birth:
John C. Calhoun

     March 13, 1782 - place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     March 31, 1850 - place unknown - cause unknown - Age 68

Place of burial:
     Clemson, South Carolina

Also served:
     South Carolina Legislature - ( 1808-1810 )
     U.S. Congress, representing South Carolina - ( 1811-1817 )
     Secretary of War under President James Monroe - ( 1817-1825 )
     Vice President of John Quincy Adams - ( March 4, 1825-March 3, 1829 )
     U.S. Senator, representing South Carolina - ( 1842-1843 )
     Secretary of State under President John Tyler - ( 1844-1845 )
     U.S. Senator, representing South Carolina - ( 1845-1850 )

Facts:

  • Never regularly attended school prior to being admitted to Yale
  • Married his second-cousin
  • One of only two Vice Presidents to resign. The other being Spiro Agnew.
  • Calhoun's final words on his death-bed are said to have been, "The South, the poor South".

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Calhoun"



No Vice President Served
" From 1832 to March 4, 1833 "



Martin Van Buren
" 10th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Andrew Jackson"
( March 4, 1833 to March 4, 1837 - 1 Term )
Became the - "8th President of the United States"


Date & place of birth:
Martin Van Buren

     December 5, 1782, Kinderhook, New York

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     July 24, 1862, Kinderhook, New York - Asthma - 79

Place of burial:
     Kinderhook Cemetery, Kinderhook, New York

Also served:
     New York Legislature - ( 1812-1820 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1821-1828 )
     Governor of New York - ( 1829-1829 )
     Secretary of State for "President Andrew Jackson" - ( 1829-1832 )
     "8th President of the United States" - ( March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1841 )

Facts:

  • 1st president born as a United States citizen.
  • Set up the U.S. Treasury
  • Strongly against Slavery which helped him lose re-election to President
  • Made 3 unsuccessful re-election bids after his first term as President
  • Nicknames: "The Little Magician"; "The Red Fox of Kinderhook"
  • Home: Lindenwald, Kinderhook, New York
  • We got the American term "OK" from Old Kinderhooks, President Van Buren's Campaign

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Martin Van Buren National Historic Site"
     "Click Here" - to visit the "Grave of President Van Buren"
     "Click Here" - to view a "Biography" of President Martin Van Buren
     "Click Here" - to view a "Biography" of First Lady Hannah (Hoes) Van Buren



Richard Mentor Johnson
" 11th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President Martin Van Buren"
( March 4, 1837 to March 4, 1841 - 1 Term )


Date & place of birth:
Richard M. Johnson

     October 17, 1780 - place unknown

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     November 19, 1850 - place unknown - cause unknown - Age 70

Place of burial:
     Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky

Also served:
     U.S. Congress, representing Kentucky - ( 1807-1819 )
     U.S. Senate, representing Kentucky - ( 1819-1829 )
     U.S. Congress, representing Kentucky - ( 1829-1837 )

Facts:

  • Seriously wounded in 1813 at the Battle of the Thames in Canada during the War of 1812
  • Claimed that he personally killed the Indian leader Tecumseh

Links:
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of Vice President Johnson"



John Tyler
" 12th Vice President of the United States "
Served with
"President William Henry Harrison"
( March 4, 1841 to April 6, 1841 )
Became the - "10th President of the United States"


Date & place of birth:
John Tyler

     March 29, 1790, Greenway, Virginia

Date, place, cause & age at death:
     January 18, 1862, Richmond, Virginia - Bilious Fever - 71

Place of burial:
     Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

Also served:
     Virginia Legislature - ( 1811-1816 )
     U.S. Congress - ( 1816-1821 )
     Governor of Virginia - ( 1825-1827 )
     U.S. Senate - ( 1827-1836 )
     Vice President for William Henry Harrison - ( March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841 )
     Became the - "10th President of the United States"

Facts:

  • 1st individual to become President upon the death of a President
  • 1st president to be widowed and re-married
  • Was elected to the Congress of the Conferderate States during the Civil War
  • Was a granduncle of President "Harry S. Truman"
  • Nicknames: "Accidental President"; "His Accidency"

Links:
     "Click Here" - to visit the home of President Tyler, "Sherwood Forest"
     "Click Here" - to view the "Grave of President Tyler"
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of President John Tyler
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Letitia Christian Tyler
     "Click Here" - for a "Biography" of First Lady Julia Gardiner Tyler



No Vice President Served
" From April 6, 1841 to March 4, 1845 "



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