Elbridge Gerry The 5th Vice President of USA

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5th  (Mar 04, 1813 - Nov 23, 1814)
Age at start:  68 years 7 months 19 days
Age:  70 years 4 months 7 days
Height: 0'0", 0 cm
Born: Jul 17, 1744
Born place: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Net worth: 26 Millions
Death date:  November 23, 1814 in office
Signature:
Party:
Democratic-Republican
Occupation:
Diplomat, Politician
Education:
Harvard University (AB, AM)

Elbridge Thomas Gerry (July 17, 1744 (OS July 6, 1744) - November 23, 1814) was an American politician and diplomat. As a Democratic-Republican he served as the fifth vice president of the United States under President James Madison from March 1813 until his death in November 1814. The political practice of gerrymandering is named after him.
Born into a wealthy merchant family, Gerry vocally opposed British colonial policy in the 1760s and was active in the early stages of organizing the resistance in the American Revolutionary War. Elected to the Second Continental Congress, Gerry signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He was one of three men who attended the Constitutional Convention in 1787 who refused to sign the United States Constitution because it did not then include a Bill of Rights. After its ratification he was elected to the inaugural United States Congress, where he was actively involved in drafting and passage of the Bill of Rights as an advocate of individual and state liberties. ... read more on
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