Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Daniel Tompkins!

Today, June 21st, is not only Fathers Day, its also the birthday of our 6th Vice-President, under James Monroe, Daniel Tompkins of New York, Vice-President from 1817 to 1825!

He was the last Vice-President to be elected to 2 terms with the same President until Thomas R. Marshall would be elected with Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and 1916.

Born this day in 1774 in Fox Meadow, NY. Tompkins Square in New York is named after him in honor of his services to his country. Happy Fathers Day and thanks for reading!

Matt Saxe

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