Clinton,George

I. Clinton1, George. 1686?-1761.
British naval officer and colonial administrator who served as governor of Newfoundland (1732-1741) and New York (1741-1753).
  II. Clinton2, George. 1739-1812.
Vice President of the United States (1805-1812) under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. As governor of New York (1777-1795) he was suspicious of centralized government and opposed New York's ratification of the U.S. Constitution.

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