Thomas A. Hendricks The 21st Vice President of USA

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21st  (Mar 04, 1885 - Nov 25, 1885)
Age at start:  65 years 5 months 28 days
Age:  66 years 2 months 19 days
Height: 0'0", 0 cm
Born: Sep 07, 1819
Born place: Fultonham, Ohio
Net worth: < $1 Million
Death date:  November 25, 1885 in office
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Party:
Democratic
Occupation:
Lawyer
Education:
Hanover College (BA)

Thomas Andrews Hendricks (September 7, 1819 - November 25, 1885) was an American politician and lawyer from Indiana who served as the 16th governor of Indiana from 1873 to 1877 and the 21st vice president of the United States from March to November 1885. Hendricks represented Indiana in the U.S. House of Representatives (1851-55) and the U.S. Senate (1863-69). He also represented Shelby County, Indiana, in the Indiana General Assembly (1848-50) and as a delegate to the 1851 Indiana constitutional convention. In addition, Hendricks served as commissioner of the General Land Office (1855-59). Hendricks, a popular member of the Democratic Party, was a fiscal conservative. He defended the Democratic position in the U.S. Senate during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era and voted against the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. He also opposed Radical Reconstruction and President Andrew Johnson's removal from office following Johnson's impeachment in the U.S. House. ... read more on
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