6th February, 1756
14th September, 1836
Aaron Burr, Jr. was the third Vice President of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson. After serving as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, Burr became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly was appointed New York State Attorney General , was chosen as a United States Senator from the state of New York, and reached the apex of his career as Vice President of the United States. Burr was never tried for the illegal duel, and all charges against him were eventually dropped. The death of Hamilton, however, ended Burr's political career. After leaving Washington, Burr traveled west seeking new opportunities, both economic and political. His activities eventually led to his arrest on charges of treason in 1807. In a final quest for grand opportunities, he left the United States for Europe. He remained overseas until 1812, when he returned to the United States to practice law in New York City.