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Subject: ARCHIVE: September 14, 1836 ~Former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr Jr., serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term [18011805], and the ONLY sitting VP to commit murder by shooting his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel in 1804, dies 30+ years after the infamous act, at age 80 years old after a debilitating stroke. ...


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Date Posted: Friday, September 14, 11:47:17am


Aaron Burr Jr.
(February 6, 1756 September 14, 1836)


The American politician was the third vice president of the United States (18011805), serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the American Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly (17841785, 17981799), was appointed New York State Attorney General (17891791), was chosen as a U.S. senator (17911797) from the State of New York, and reached the apex of his career as vice president. In the waning months of his tenure as president of the Senate, he oversaw the 1805 impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase.


...Burr shot his political rival Alexander Hamilton in a famous duel in 1804, the last full year of his single term as vice president.
He was never tried for the illegal duel and all charges against him were eventually dropped, but Hamilton's death ended Burr's political career.

Burr left Washington, D.C., and traveled west seeking new opportunities, both economic and political. His activities eventually led to his arrest on charges of treason in 1807. The subsequent trial resulted in acquittal, but Burr's western schemes left him with large debts and few influential friends. In a final quest for grand opportunities, he left the United States for Europe. He remained overseas until 1812, when he returned to the United States to practice law in New York City, where he spent the rest of his life in relative obscurity.

Learn MORE on the infamous VP Aaron Burr
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Burr
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/151/aaron-burr

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Had one child, a daughter named Theodosia. During the winter of 18121813, Theodosia was lost with the schooner Patriot off the Carolinas, either murdered by pirates or shipwrecked in a storm. (NT).Friday, September 14, 12:34:05pm


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