Burr, aaron, (cousin of theodore dwight), a senator from new york and a vice president of the united states born in newark, nj, february 6, 1756 graduated from the college of new jersey (now princeton university) in 1772 studied theology but soon abandoned it for the law during the. Aaron burr third vice president biography aaron burr was born in newark, new jersey on february 6, 1756 of distinguished ancestry, he was the son of the reverend aaron burr, the cofounder and second president of the college of new jersey and esther edwards burr, the daughter of the new england theologian jonathan edwards. On september 15, 1836, the day after aaron burr died, an associate of phrenologist lorenzo fowler’s cast burr’s death mask aaron burr childhood aaron burr was born in newark, new jersey, on february 6, 1756, the son of a presbyterian minister. The aaron burr life has been rather controversial born in 1756, aaron burr is noted in american history as the third vice president of the country he was vice president during the thomas. Reports of the trials of colonel aaron burr (late vice president of the united states) for treason and for misdemeanortwo volumes (report taken in shorthand) (1808) schachner, nathan, aaron burr, a biography, new york, 1937.
President of the united states in the presidential election of 1808, madison defeated the federalist candidate, charles pinckney, by a wide margin in the electoral college by the time madison entered the presidency, the nation had grown from the original 13 states to 17, had a free population of about seven million, and a western boundary that. Burr, aaron, (cousin of theodore dwight), a senator from new york and a vice president of the united states born in newark, nj, february 6, 1756 dictionary of american biography the yale biographical dictionary of american law burr, aaron. Aaron burr jr (february 6, 1756 – september 14, 1836) was an american politician he was the third vice president of the united states (1801–1805), serving during thomas jefferson 's first term burr served as a continental army officer in the revolutionary war , after which he became a successful lawyer and politician.
When outgoing vice president aaron burr ran for governor of new york in 1804, hamilton again avoided this by unleashing an intense campaign against his candidacy after being defeated, aaron burr, in pain, challenged alexander hamilton to a duel on july 11, 1804, in weehawken, new jersey, where hamilton was wounded to death and died the next day. Biography aaron burr 1756-1836 why he made history aaron burr was vice president of the united states under thomas jefferson he is infamous for killing his political rival alexander hamilton during a as you read the biography below, think about how events of aaron burr's life affected his. Burr even managed to become the third vice-president of the united states of america but he was undone by a petty duel with an old friend and a mistaken adventure into spanish territory he was a true founding father who history is still trying to judge properly.
After fighting in the war for american independence, aaron burr took up law and politics in new york he stood for the presidency in 1800, but lost to thomas jefferson when the election was decided by the house of representatives the way things worked in those days, burr served as jefferson’s vice president. Aaron burr, born in new jersery in 1756, princeton graduate, attorney, colonel in the revolutionary war, attorney general, vice president of the united states 1801-1805. Background burr, aaron was born on february 6, 1756 in newark, new jersey, united states son of aaron and esther (edwards) burr his mother, esther edwards, was the daughter of jonathan edwards, the famous calvinist theologian, making burr edwards's grandson.
The defendant-- aaron burr, founding father, vice president, and slayer of alexander hamilton in their famous duel three years earlier the trial judge--john marshall, chief justice of the united states supreme court (and the most important justice in history) the force behind the prosecution--thomas jefferson, author of the declaration of. Aaron burr was an american politician and a successful lawyer who served as the third vice president of the united states he was born in the middle of the eighteenth century into a well-known family, whose origin could be traced back to pilgrim fathers. Aaron burr led a highly controversial political career that culminated in one term as the third vice president of the united states born in newark, new jersey, burr fought in the revolutionary war and practiced law before turning to politics.
Burr, aaron (06 february 1756–14 september 1836), revolutionary soldier, us senator, and vice president of the united states, was born in newark, new jersey, the son of aaron burr, a theologian and the second president of the college of new jersey (later princeton university), and. Aaron burr, jr (february 6, 1756 – september 14, 1836) was the third vice president of the united states (1801–1805) he served during president thomas jefferson's first termafter serving as a continental army officer in the revolutionary war, burr became a successful lawyer and politician. 1-16 of 145 results for aaron burr biography fallen founder: the life of aaron burr apr 29, 2008 by nancy isenberg aaron burr: the years from princeton to vice president, 1756-1805 jun 1, 1979 by milton lomask hardcover united states biographies. Aaron burr is mostly remembered for a single violent act, the fatal shooting of alexander hamilton in their famous duel in new jersey on july 11, 1804 but burr was also involved in a number of other controversial episodes, including one of the most disputed elections in american history and a.