TOMPKINS, DANIEL D.
\tˈɒmpkɪnz], \tˈɒmpkɪnz], \t_ˈɒ_m_p_k_ɪ_n_z]\
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(1774-1825), Vice-President of the United States, was graduated at Columbia, and became a leading lawyer and Democratic politician in the State of New York. He was a Judge in the Supreme Court of the State, and its Governor from 1807 until 1817. While holding this office he opposed the Bank and gave an efficient support to the War of 1812. Governor Tompkins was elected Vice-President in 1816 on the ticket with Monroe, and re-elected in 1820, serving from 1817 to 1825.
By John Franklin Jameson