Unknown Artist

Governor George Clinton (1739–1812) and Mrs. George Clinton (Cornelia Tappen, 1744–1800)

Two-sided locket, ivory
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Clark E. Vincent, 1977.88ab

George Clinton (1739–1812) of Ulster County was the most successful and powerful politician in New York. He served as New York's governor from 1777 to 1795 and again from 1801 to 1804. He was president of the New York Ratifying Convention and led the opposition to the Constitution. He served as vice president of the United States under Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1805 until his death.