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Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1756-02-06
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1836-09-14
    • Birth Place

        Newark (N.J.)
    • Death Place

        Port Richmond (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        Albany (N.Y.)
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        New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        Weehawken (N.J.)
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            Attorney General of New York
              U.S. Senator from New York
                Vice President of the United States
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              • found: Crouse, A. Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, 1958.
              • found: 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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