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Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Personal name headingBurr, Aaron, 1756-1836
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Associated placeWeehawken (N.J.)
LocatedAlbany (N.Y.) New York (N.Y.)
Birth date1756-02-06
Death date1836-09-14
Place of birthNewark (N.J.)
Place of deathPort Richmond (New York, N.Y.)
Profession or occupationLawyer Legislator
Attorney General of New York
U.S. Senator from New York
Vice President of the United States
Found inCrouse, A. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, 1958.
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, August 27, 2013 (heading: Burr, Aaron, (1756-1836); Senator from New York and a Vice President of the United States; born in Newark, N.J., February 6, 1756; graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1772; during the Revolutionary War entered the Continental Army 1775-1779; admitted to the bar in 1782 and practiced in Albany, N.Y.; moved to New York City in 1783; member, State assembly 1784-1785, 1798-1799; attorney general of New York 1789-1790; commissioner of Revolutionary claims in 1791; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1791, to March 3, 1797; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; president of the State constitutional convention in 1801; in the presidential election of 1800, Burr and Thomas Jefferson each had seventy-three votes, and the House of Representatives on the thirty-sixth ballot elected Jefferson President and Burr Vice President; challenged and mortally wounded Alexander Hamilton in a duel fought at Weehawken, N.J., July 11, 1804; indicted for murder in New York and New Jersey but never tried in either jurisdiction; escaped to South Carolina, then returned to Washington and completed his term of service as Vice President; arrested and tried for treason in August 1807 for attempting to form a republic in the Southwest of which he was to be the head, but was acquitted; went abroad in 1808; returned to New York City in 1812 and resumed the practice of law; died in Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y., September 14, 1836)
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