Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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CLINTON, George

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CLINTON, George, was born in Ulster county, N. Y, July 26, 1739, and died at Washington city, April 20, 1812. He was governor of New York 1777-95 and 1801-4, and was head of one of the three great families which controlled the state. (See NEW YORK) He opposed the constitution, hoping to make New York the most powerful of thirteen separate commonwealths, was defeated for the vice-presidency in 1789 and 1792, and was vice-president 1804-12. (See DEMOCRATIC PARTY II., III.; ELECTORAL VOTES.)

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—See 1 Hammond's Political History of New York; Jenkins' Governors of New York.

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