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George Clinton

Clinton, George (1739–1812), U.S. statesman and soldier, vice president (1805–12) under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Elected in 1777 as New York's first governor, Clinton was reelected for a record 6 consecutive terms. Originally, he opposed New York's ratification of the U.S. Constitution because he believed in states' rights. His nephew DeWitt Clinton also later served as governor of New York.

See also: New York.

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