George Clinton

(1739—1812) revolutionary and politician in the United States of America

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American patriot leader. He controlled the popular anti-British faction in New York City from 1768. After attending the second Continental Congress (1775–76) he helped draft the state's constitution and served as governor for 15 years. An opponent of Alexander Hamilton, he joined Thomas Jefferson in founding the Democratic-Republican party, and was Vice-President (1805–12) to both Jefferson and James Madison.

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